Monterey Spine & Joint MRI was developed to offer our community a high-value option for MRI imaging. We combine excellent quality imaging with lower cost to create an MRI center that appeals equally to patients and referring physicians in the region. We work with only the best specialty trained radiologists who read our scans. Our goal at Monterey Spine & Joint MRI is to make you comfortable during your MRI. Taylor Ahlborg, our MRI technologist, was hired specifically because of his excellent training and his emphasis on customer service. He will help you through the process making you feel comfortable and relaxed. Monterey Spine & Joint specifically purchased a state of the art MRI machine with a larger bore (this means more space around you) to help reduce patient anxiety and improve comfort. Unlike open MRI’s that have some degradation in the image quality, the large bore model combines the best of both worlds; more comfort with an excellent image.
We are pleased to have National Orthopedic Imaging Associates (NOIA) as our medical directors and sole providers of imaging interpretations and consultations to our clinicians. NOIA is one of the pre-eminent musculoskeletal and spine imaging radiology groups in the country and are the exclusive radiology consultants for a number of high profile orthopedic practices. They are all fellowship trained and subspecialized with renowned experts in both joint imaging and spine imaging, and are the imaging consultants for a number of professional and amateur teams including the San Francisco 49ers, Denver Rockies, Cleveland Indians and the US Ski Team. NOIA works closely with the clinicians at Monterey Spine and Joint to provide the most accurate diagnosis by MRI. For further information regarding our radiology team, please go to www.orthoimaging.com
MRI technologist, R.T (ARRT), (MR) ARMRIT
I am originally from Superior, Wisconsin and moved to the Monterey Peninsula over 10 years ago after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. I fell in love with the area while working for the Pebble Beach Company. I transitioned to MRI when I wanted a career change to utilize my passion for math and physics. After completing an Associate of Science Degree in MRI from the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts I received my MRI certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. I have been with Monterey Spine and Joint since the completion of the MRI center in December of 2017. I have experience with many musculoskeletal applications in MRI imagining and I have conducted training with the Siemens Healthineers at their U.S. Headquarters in Gary, NC. I am passionate about patient comfort, care, and MRI image quality. In my spare time I enjoy tennis, golf, and traveling with my wife.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Monterey Spine and Joint MRI suite is ACR accredited in musculoskeletal, brain and spine imaging. The MRI is a Siemens brand MAGNETOM Espree 1.5T magnet. The magnet has a generous open design with a 70 cm bore diameter, and the shortest length of 125 cm. 60% of MRI exams done here will leave the patient’s head outside of the magnet. This open design will alleviate any feeling of claustrophobia in almost all patients. As we are a part of the Monterey Spine and Joint medical practice our exams are directly accessible after completion by your treating Monterey Spine & Joint physician.
Following are forms to be completed before your visit. Please download the appropriate form as directed by your physician or staff. Bring the completed forms with you to your scheduled visit. The office telephone number is 831-264-6100, and the fax number is 831-375-8009.