About American MRI
American MRI is comprised of three independent imaging facilites, owned and operated by local people. Open since 2007, we set ourselves apart by focusing on both the person and the exam. For our patients, we respect your privacy and dignity while making every effort to run on-time in order to keep you on your schedule. And for your exam, we have invested in both the most modern high-field, truly open MRI in the market (the Oasis) and the industry’s widest, short-bore high-field MRI (the Oval).
Patient Care. Patient Comfort
Why Choose American MRI
- Personal Care and Service: A better experience!
- Our High-Field and Open Oasis MRI: Why choose? You can have both!
- Our Echelon Oval MRI: the widest MRI bore on the market. No more squeezing in!
- $550 maximum out-of-pocket costs for uninsured patients!
- On-Time, On-Schedule: We value your time!
- Radiology reports to your doctor within 24 hours
- Same Day Appointments Available
- Multi-lingual Staff
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
- Worker's Compensation, Auto, Personal Injury and Liens Accepted
- Financial Hardship? No Insurance? We’ve never turned anyone away.
- Accommodation for Patients up to 660 lbs
- Pediatric Imaging
- Your choice of music during your exam
All of our facilities are designed for your comfort!
Dr. Marvin Tazelaar
Dr. Tazelaar was a practicing Chiropractor in Hinsdale from 1989 to 1995, having graduated with a DC from National University in 1988. He left private practice in 1995 to develop and operate MRI centers for both private and public entities. In 2007, he joined with his business partner, Brent, to open American MRI. Dr. Tazelaar works closely with our MRI technicians and our radiology staff in order to ensure the quality of the experience at American MRI.
Dr. Tazelaar graduated from Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst and has been a long-time resident of the near western suburbs. Dr. Tazelaar is active in the "Bulldog Rescue" organization.
After a 20 year career in the financial industry, Brent joined with Dr. Tazelaar to open American MRI in 2007. At American MRI, his primary roles are working with the marketing team to establish strong ties with the medical community in the surrounding area as well as handling the HR needs of our small business.
Brent's family has resided in the western suburbs for over 15 years. He has 4 children, all of whom seem to think that they need an MRI all the time.
Jerry has spent his career developing relationships in the Chicago-land medical community. Since 1998, he has worked almost exclusively in developing business in the medical imaging industry. He joined American MRI from the outset, understanding that the quality and care that Dr. Tazelaar and Brent were determined to provide would set American MRI apart.
Jerry is a Southsider, and he'll let you know. He has an affinity for bowties and large, old Cadillacs that only our grandparents would drive.
Since his youth, Dylan has had an equal fascination with both art and science. Naturally, diagnostic imaging was the perfect fit. Licensed in MRI by both ARRT and Armrit and a certified phlebotomist, Dylan is the Technical Director at American MRI, leading our team of licensed and certified technicians.
When he isn’t at work, Dylan spends his time biking in the city of Chicago and having long conversations with his cat, Gremlin.
Senior Office Administrator
Jennifer has been American MRI's Senior Office Administrator since the day the doors opened. She has more than 10 years of experience in office administration. At American, her primary focus is ensuring that patient care is at the forefront of everything that we do. From scheduling to assisting with benefit verification and billing to in-office care to post-visit follow-up, Jennifer makes sure that Patients come before all else.
Jennifer provides administrative leadership for the office, but she also provides motherly leadership for 2 sons as well!
Western Open MRI Employees
Olivia is an energetic, self-motivated individual that has worked in the medical field for over 15 years. She has held positions in Office Administration, Marketing and Medical Billing. She started her career at a nursing home where she developed excellent personal skills and found that she loved serving others. Those traits are visible every day at Western Open MRI as she works to make patients comfortable in their exam or in the understanding of their bill and insurance coverage.
Olivia has three children – 22, 18 and 9 -- and has an outstanding relationship each of them. Her philosophy is from Tony Robbins (whom she loves and travels frequently to see): “The quality of your life, is the quality of your relationships”.
Lilia – or Lily, as we all call her – has worked in MRI Administration at the Western Open MRI location for over 10 years. Joining American MRI last year has been a great experience, allowing her to always treat patient’s just like she wants to be treated. It has also allowed her to work with some “awesome” (her word ;) professional people.
Lily has habit of cracking jokes in the office, which keeps her co-workers smiling. She’s a big Cubs fan and loves selfies. And she is happily married and has 2 handsome boys.
Monica has worked in MRI Administration for over 10 years. She has an Associate’s Degree in applied science, specializing in medical billing. The best part of her job is being able to interact with patients in a family-like matter, making them comfortable in their visit to Western Open MRI.
If she isn’t working, she is spending time with her wonderful family and beautiful daughter. And she loves to root for her hometown Chicago sports teams, especially the Cubs and the Bulls!
Sajan is a licensed MRI Technologist with over 18 years of experience in out-patient MRI. He is also a certified CT Technologist. Saj (as well all know him) has been a fixture at Western Open MRI for nearly as many years, providing the referring physicians in the area the diagnostic images that they rely on for their patient care. He enjoys interaction with his patients and tries to provide a personal touch to every patient encounter.
Saj is bilingual (English and Malalayam) and enjoys spending free time with his family and playing badminton.
A Better Value – For You!
Patients want the best health care available. But as the costs for health care are increasingly shifted to consumers, patients are becoming more aware of the VALUE that they are getting from their health care providers. That’s where American MRI stands out.
Insurance companies are increasingly choosing to direct their customers to American MRI's locations because of the significantly lower charges than those at the typical hospital. At the same time, our Oasis and Oval MRI machines offer the patient outstanding image quality – quality on par with, or even better than, most hospitals.
Lower costs. Outstanding images. That’s VALUE.