Prep & Safety
A quality MRI study is dependent on your ability to remain still for the entirety of your exam. If you are taking any medication, please continue taking it as prescribed. If you feel you may be in too much pain to remain still, please consult your referring physician who may prescribe a pain medication for your study. If you are claustrophobic, please alert your referring provider so they can discuss pre-treatment options with you.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
- If you have an implanted medical device, be prepared to provide the manufacturer name, model number and device name to the technologist.
- Jewelry, including piercings, must be removed prior to your study. We encourage you to leave all jewelry at home.
- You may listen to music during the scan. If you have specific music preferences, please inform your technologist at the time of your scan. (If you prefer something besides the radio, bring your iPod or a CD.)
Please alert your technologist if you:
- Have renal disease, a kidney transplant, diabetes, or gout.
- Have a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator.
- Have aneurysm clips.
- Have other implantable devices such as a heart valve, middle ear prosthesis or implanted neurostimulator.
- Know or suspect that you have metal fragments in or around the eye.