About MRA

Mecklenburg Radiology Associates (MRA) is the oldest radiology group in North Carolina. We are proud to provide the highest quality imaging and image guided therapy services to the greater Charlotte region. Our fellowship trained, board certified physicians are selected from elite training programs and are specialists in all aspects of radiology including stroke therapy, breast MRI, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, minimally invasive tumor therapy, PET/CT tumor imaging, spine therapy and the full gamut of neurological and musculoskeletal imaging. The thirty nine radiologists and ten physician assistants at MRA perform and interpret over 785,000 examinations and procedures annually.

At MRA we approach every case as if we were treating a member of our own family. This is our standard of care.

MRA is a member of The Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. Learm more about what our pledge to imaging gentlySM means for your child. We also recommend reading "What Parents Should Know about Medical Radiation Safety."

RSNA R&E Foundation
MRA is proud to be a Foundation Donor for the Radiological Society of North America Research & Education Foundation

Our History

James W. Squires, M.D., Head of Radiology at Charlotte Sanatorium, the hospital where the first x-ray machine was used in Charlotte, founded the group. He left in 1917 to serve in World War I.

Robert Lafferty, M.D., a solo practitioner and official of The North Carolina Medical College, took over for Dr. Squires at the Charlotte Sanatorium in 1917 and practiced until his death in 1950. Dr. Phillips joined in 1928, but later left the practice. John Lafferty, M.D. (son of Robert Lafferty) joined his father in the late 1940's. J. B. Hall, M.D. and Osgood Baxter, M.D. joined in the late 1940's

The group was called Drs. Baxter, Hall and Lafferty.

Thomas O. Coppedge, Jr., M.D. joined in 1950, and Thomas J. M. Burnett, M.D. joined shortly thereafter. The group was incorporated as Mecklenburg X-Ray Associates, PA in1952, practiced at Presbyterian Hospital and operated private imaging centers on Hawthorne Lane, Harding Street, Kings Drive, and Randolph Road. The practice was consolidated at Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte and one Presbyterian imaging center in 1988.


February 2013

CT Calcium Scoring

Dr. Erik Insko explains how a CT calcium score might save your life.

January 2013

New Open MRI Scanner at Novant Health Charlotte Orthopaedic Hospital

Dr. Kevin Carroll explains how the new High-Field True Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine works.

More than 30 Highly Trained Radiologists and 10 Physician Assistants on Staff