About Us – MRI Diagnostics

The Founding…

After working at several radiology imaging centers across the country, radiologist Dr. George Elias realized the growing need for reliable, high-quality reading services. In response to this nationwide demand for accurate interpretations of all modalities, coupled with the shortage of quality radiologists in the industry, Dr. Elias founded MRI Diagnostics.

Our Promise of Excellence…

Your patients and their health are our number one priority.

At MRI Diagnostics, we understand that radiologists play a crucial role in guaranteeing an accurate diagnosis in patients, and it is this diagnosis that ultimately determines the course of treatment that the patient will undergo.

Therefore, at MRI Diagnostics, all of our radiologists are American board-certified and have each completed a rigorous fellowship training program.

Improving your Business…

MRI Diagnostics provides a complete range of reading services for all modalities including MR, CT, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, and X-Ray. Our reliable services will promote the growth of any imaging facility and will build a trust between the referring clinician and your facility.

At MRI Diagnostics, we are not in the business of running hospitals or imaging centers. Put simply, we are here to provide you with superior quality and reliable reading services to help your company continue to grow and succeed.

Executive Board

President and Founder

George N. Elias, M.D.
Musculoskeletal & Neuroradiology
MRI Specialist
American Board of Radiology,
Board Certified

Dr. George Elias is a dedicated radiologist that specializes in MRI Imaging. He received his medical degree from Brown University/Dartmouth Medical School in December of 1998. Dr. Elias completed his residency at the University of Toledo in 2003.  Subsequently, he went on to complete a fellowship in Neuroradiology at University of Washington, and then completed a second fellowship in musculoskeletal MRI at PROSCAN Imaging, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Pomeranz.

Dr. Elias has extensive experience in Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal MRI, body MRI, and general diagnostic imaging. His career has focused on providing expert interpretations to a wide spectrum of imaging centers throughout the nation. He continuously strives to perfect the quality of care provided by the imaging centers under his leadership. Dr. Elias goes the extra mile not only to ensure every referring physician is satisfied, but also to make sure that he is providing the highest quality of patient care possible.

Chief Medical Officer

Shella Farooki, M.D.
M.P.H. (Candidate)
Musculoskeletal MRI Specialist
American Board of Radiology,
Board Certified

Dr. Shella Farooki is a radiologist with specialization in Musculoskeletal/Osteoradiology. She received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1994, and completed her residency at UCLA Medical Center in 1999. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in Osteoradiology at UCSD Medical Center and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. Dr. Farooki has experience in both academic and private practice radiology, as well as teleradiology.

Dr. Farooki has a strong interest in research, quality, patient safety, and public health. She is currently pursuing a master’s in public health at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She has published over 20 peer reviewed publications, and in 2010, was awarded an honorable mention at Business First Health Care Heroes Awards Ceremony in Columbus, Ohio for her contribution to quality improvement in radiology and the development of eco-conscious policies at the place of her former employment.