There is no preparation needed before an MRI exam. Do not worry about food or drink restrictions and continue to take any medication you are currently prescribed unless directed otherwise by your doctor.
Before your MRI scan, you will be asked to fill out a screening form to ensure that there are no health risks or interferences with your imaging.
Some things that may pose a health hazard during your MRI exam:
- metal implant
- dentures or magnetic keepers
- medication patches
You must remove all metallic items before your MRI exam
This includes items such as:
- certain cosmetics
- hair clips
- hair ties
- paper clips
- hearing aids
- safety pins
No preparation is generally needed. Your doctor will inform you of any food or beverage restrictions (but typically that’s not necessary).
Answer all of your initial screening questions honestly, and make sure to remove all metallic items from your body before entering your scan.
Once in the Open MRI scan (instead of the common closed MRI scans, which prompt claustrophobia) your only job will be to relax and lay still.
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Yes, in most cases they do, however, we always recommend you verify your coverage and any amounts for co-pays and deductibles you may be responsible for prior to your exam.
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MRIs need to capture images of the body from many different angles.
The computer needs time to shift and reset the imaging in order to gather all of the information needed for your specific target area.
Typical scan times run approximately 35 minutes to 1 hour based on scan type, contrast, ect.
In order to obtain optimum image clarity from your MRI scan, you will need to hold still. MRI technologist will inform you when you can move between scans.
Yes. We encourage family members and loved ones to accompany the patient in the room as long as they pass the screening qualifications. Please contact your local facility for more information.