Diagnostic Imaging & Testing

Diagnostic imaging and testing services are part of our commitment to comprehensive orthopedic care. The experts at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute ensure you get the right answers – and the right care.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Located in a comfortable, private suite within our hospital, our MRI system offers high quality images for your diagnostic needs. Our team includes board-certified radiologists who specialize in orthopedics, as well as skilled MRI technologists with advanced certification. Before we are able to schedule your MRI we must receive authorization from your health insurance provider in order to proceed. This process can take up to five business days. Our radiologists provide same-day readings for all exams, and upon request, we will save your digital images to a disk so you can take them with you. We also store your images for fast retrieval, should you need them at any point in the future.

Our hospital’s MRI is designed for patient comfort and high quality imaging. Compared to traditional closed MRI, our short-bore MRI is larger in diameter and has more room between the patient’s head and the magnet, a true benefit for patients who may experience anxiety or other discomfort in small spaces.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

In addition to MRI testing, the physician practices at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute offer digital X-ray, electromyograms (EMGs) and nerve conduction studies.

A physician’s order is required for MRI services, either from your own
physician or from one of our specialists.  If you see one of our staff providers (KCOA or OSMCKC) please call your physician’s office to get scheduled.

For non-KCOA and OSMCKC patients wanting to schedule an MRI, please call 913-253-8951.

If you need an MRI report and are a patient of a KCOA physician, please call 913-319-7553 or 913-319-7552.  If you see an OSMCKC physician, please call 913-319-7556.  If you had an MRI as a result of an Ortho Urgent Care visit, please call 913-253-8954.  Thank you.

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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

Sanitize Hands
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01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.