Doctors Looking at X- Rays

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

Radiation is not present in MRI but the exam requires your body enters a space smaller than a coat closet for up to an hour without movement.  Please be warned that the machine makes a loud thumping noise.  Earplugs should be available to help you tolerate the sound.

 

YOUR ROLE: 

Discuss your tolerance of small spaces and limited movement with your physician.

WHAT TO EXPECT:   

It is imperative that all jewelry, metal and zippers etc. must be removed from your body before the examination.

YOUR ROLE: 

Discuss all implanted devices such as pace makers, bone screws, dental repairs and implants or implanted chemotherapy seeds with the physician ordering the exam.

   

WHAT TO EXPECT:

A typical MRI takes about an hour from start to finish.  Movement during the exam will extend the duration.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Upon completion of the exam, you will be thanked and escorted to a changing area if necessary or back to the reception area.