Sharp and Children's MRI Center

 7901 Frost Street


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3010 Children's Way



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Rady Children's Hospital is the first hospital in San Diego to launch a 3-D Heart Model Program.  With this new technology, 3-D printing allows physicians to hold a model of the patient's heart in their hands.  

Rady Children's cardiologist Sanjeet Hegde, M.D., Ph.D. and his team create custom data files from the MRI and sends them to a 3-D printer.  Holding the heart model in their hands is an invaluable tool for surgical planning and education.  


To learn more about the 3-D heart model program, click on the link to watch a news story: http://www.cbs8.com/clip/13874344/now-you-can-really-hold-your-heart-in-your-hands .






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The video goggle system allows us to perform the MRI without anesthesia for children and makes having  the MRI easier.   Goggle Video




Announcing our new state-of-the-art GE 3 Tesla Discovery 750 Scanner


Sharp and Children’s MRI is pleased to announce the addition of a GE 3T Discovery MR 750 scanner at our 7910 Frost Street location.

 “The power of our new 3.0T MRI  scanner has enabled us to provide exceptional resolution and increase throughput, helping us expand our applications and gain more clinical usefulness for our referring clinicians.  Its ability to image with higher detail is resulting in superb visualization of anatomy, especially in areas where high resolution is more challenging to obtain on the 1.5T platform.  The more my colleagues and I use it, the more we appreciate it."


-Nick Panchal MD, Medical Co-Director, Sharp and Children's MRI Center     Dr. Panchal 1 002


Our 7th MR scanner with Cinema Vision will provide patients with the best scans possible in a comfortable caring environment for flexible scheduling 7 days a week.





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To download our brochure in English, click here.

To download our brochure in Spanish, click here.



First Sharp and Children's MRI Scanner at Rady Children's Hospital

Sharp and Children's MRI Center is pleased to announce the installation of a new MRI Scanner at Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego.  


At Sharp and Children's MRI Center we are Committed to Providing You the Highest Level of Care

logo scmri circleonlySharp and Children's MRI Center, LLC (scMRI) was founded in 1986 by Sharp Memorial Hospital and Rady Children's Hospital and San Diego Imaging Medical Group (SDI) to provide comprehensive diagnostic imaging for children and adults. The MRI Center is dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to our patients in a relaxed, caring, and supportive environment. We are one of the few diagnostic imaging centers in the San Diego area to offer the comfort of anesthesia for both infants and children. And, unlike open or standing MRI devices, our conventional imaging technology provides first-time high quality image results.

Our Highly Accomplished and Caring Staff

Image 7487 - CroppedOver the years, Sharp and Children's MRI Center has formed a strong and loyal physician referral base. Physicians rely on us for flexible scheduling, high quality imaging, and rapid diagnostic response by our specialty radiologists.  Our staff of nationally recognized, board certified radiologists give you and your physician the confidence that only highly-trained medical professionals are reviewing the results of your exam.


Our dedicated staff of nationally certified technologists and registered nurses will help you feel relaxed and comfortable.  The MR technologist will view your images of the area being scanned to ensure quality imaging.





About ACR

Sharp & Children's MRI Center is an accredited facility by the American College of Radiology.

Accreditation is only awarded to those facilities that meet or exceed the quality and safety standards of the American College of Radiology. Patients and physicians are encouraged by the ACR to seek out facilities that have achieved this distinction.

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 MRI Procedures 
home-module-imgFor additional information on MRI and MRA scanning procedures, please select a link below to download a PDF explanation.

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Physicians & Publications

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Safety Of MRI Contrast

The contrast agents we use at SCMRI are all FDA approved. The FDA's position is that there is 'no evidence...that gadolinium is harmful' and is not placing restrictions on its use at this time. MRI contrast has been used for thirty years in our industry and has a very good safety record.


The FDA's statement on the safety of Gadolinium Based Contrast can be found on their website at:




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