What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a simple procedure that uses a magnet and
special computer to produce pictures of the body.
How Is The Procedure Performed?
You will lie within a magnetic field. There is no radiation used. You
must lie very still on their back for about 30 minutes. Some exams
require the injection of a MRI contrast agent. Following the exam
patients can resume all of their normal activities.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare?
exams - Do not eat or drink for six hours before the
other MRI exams - No Preparation.
Safety Screening: The MRI Technologist will ask you questions
regarding your past medical history and previous surgeries.
What Do I Wear? You may wear comfortable clothing without metal.
Hospital gowns can be provided.
How will I get the results? A radiologist will review the test
and prepare a report to be sent to your doctor. It may take several days
to receive this report from your doctor.