MRI Imaging Centers in Denver


Breast MRI

A breast MRI looks for subtle differences that could indicate breast cancer. It is used as a supplemental imaging exam for women who are at a higher risk of breast cancer or to check the extent of disease for patients who have had a recent breast cancer diagnosis. 

Pelvic MRI

Doctors use pelvic MRIs to understand symptoms and conditions associated with the uterus, cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, as well as your bladder and rectum. It is helpful in examining complex cysts, endometriosis, and more.

Spine MRI

Your spine provides critical support of your entire body. A spine MRI offers a detailed look at the spinal cord, vertebral bodies, discs, ligaments, and larger nerves to determine the reason for spine pain, examine injury after trauma, or diagnose tumors.

Shoulder MRI

Shoulder pain is a common ailment. A shoulder MRI can provide a deeper look at the complex joint and surrounding tissues, uncovering injuries such as tears to understand the cause of your discomfort.


When you are experiencing hip pain, an MRI can offer guidance. Hip complaints can result from trauma, overuse, or arthritis. A hip MRI can assess inflammation, swelling, ligament tears, avascular necrosis, and more.

Knee MRI

Knee pain is a common complaint within Colorado’s active community. A knee MRI can help diagnose an injury resulting from trauma or overuse, as well as identify swelling and inflammation that may be causing you pain.

Brain MRI

A brain MRI allows doctors to examine the structures of the brain, including the cerebrum, cerebellum, pituitary gland, ventricles, and brainstem. It is most often used to investigate symptoms to diagnose symptoms such as chronic headaches and rule out tumors.

Abdominal MRI

With an abdominal MRI, we are able to closely examine the abdominal organs, including the liver and gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and abdominal aorta. MRI helps us understand your symptoms and identify issues such as lesions, pancreatitis, and more.

Get Specialized Care From Experienced Radiologists

We are committed to elevating the standards of care for women in Denver and beyond. Our radiologists are fellowship-trained specialists in women’s imaging who have received the highest awards for excellence. The Women's Imaging Center is uniquely qualified from imaging to diagnosis of all organ systems related to the female body and the most experienced in Colorado. Choosing the Women's Imaging Center care team provides the greatest opportunity to arrive at an accurate diagnosis in a timely fashion.

Kelly McAleese, M.D.

Timothy Colt, M.D.

Barbara Jaeger, M.D.

John Lewin, M.D.


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Frequently Asked Questions About MRIs

When is an MRI needed?
An MRI may be ordered by your physician to get a more detailed look into the organ systems, most commonly used for the breasts, abdomen, pelvis, or joints. MRIs can be used either for early detection (such as breast cancer high-risk observation) or after a diagnosis has been established (such as to evaluate a joint after trauma) for physical therapy or surgical planning.
How MRI images are produced?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technology that uses magnets and radio waves to produce detailed 3-D Images of the body. These signals are then converted to images for the radiologist to interpret. That interpretation helps radiologists see the organ systems more clearly to answer clinical questions. 
What problems can MRI detect?
An MRI can help distinguish normal tissues from injured or pathologic ones. An MRI is also used as a diagnostic scan to find the reason for a complaint or symptom. For example, if you have pain in your back area, MRI is able to answer whether that symptom is coming from the vertebrae, the spaces in between them called discs or the nearby structures like the pancreas- all can produce similar symptoms but the treatment of these problems is very different. 
How Do MRI and CT Scans Differ?

MRIs generally produce more distinction of close tissue types than CT scans. MRI depends on the relaxation time differences between tissues taking advantage of our body’s high water content. MRI is not optimal though when organs are air-filled or moving. The greater resolution of MRI allows the identification of detail such as a fine tear in the meniscus of the knee while a CT scan can be used to identify subtle differences in contrasting tissues. For example, a thin-section CT scan of the lungs can produce great tissue distinction between the structures of the lung and the air-filled background. CT images are acquired very quickly in comparison to MRI images. Therefore, moving structures such as the lungs and bowel are better evaluated with CT imaging. 

Both MRI and CT sometimes use an injection of a dye to make the different tissues stand out from one another. A very small tumor in the breast may be bright (enhanced) on an MRI as the dye shows the blood vessels coursing through the tumor to distinguish it from the adjacent normal tissue. CT scan may also take advantage of dye to make different processes stand out such as an infection (abscess) in the bowel. The indication for MRIs or CT scans depends on the tissue type or organ system to be evaluated and the question to be answered. One type of scan is not better than another. The MRI imaging may take 25 to 35 minutes depending on whether special imaging sequences are needed while CT scans may take 15 to 20 minutes without contract. The contrast dye may increase the exam time by 2 because imaging is done before and after contrast.