Please find your test in the tabs below to learn more about the procedure and preparations related to your exam.
Patient should not have anything to eat or drink for 4 hours prior to exam. Patients should arrive 2 hours prior to exam and will receive Contrast to drink over the 2 hour wait time.
Before the MRI procedure, you will be asked to fill out a screening form asking about anything that might create a health risk or interfere with imaging. You will also undergo an interview by a member of the MRI facility to ensure that you understand the questions on the form. Even if you have undergone an MRI procedure before at this or another facility, you will still be asked to complete an MRI screening form. Examples of items or things that may create a health hazard or other problem during an MRI exam include:
Check with the MRI technologist at the MRI center if you have questions or concerns about any implanted object or health condition that could impact the MRI procedure. This is particularly important if you have undergone surgery involving the brain, ear, eye, heart, or blood vessels. Important Note: If you are pregnant or think that you could be pregnant, you must notify your physician and the radiologist or the MRI technologist at the MRI center prior to the MRI procedure.
There’s no special preparation necessary. Continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed.
You won’t be allowed to wear anything metallic during the MRI examination, leave watches, jewelry or anything made from metal at home. Even some cosmetics contain small amounts of metals, so it is best to not wear make-up. In order to prevent metallic objects from being attracted by the powerful magnet of the MR system, you will typically receive a gown to wear during your examination. Items that need to be removed by patients before entering the MR system room include:
24 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SCAN
Eat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. No caffeine (including decaffeinated products), sugar, chocolate, tobacco and strenuous activity or exercise 24 hours before your scan.
Acceptable Snacks: Hard Cheese, Turkey Roll-Ups, Mixed Nuts, Hummus and Celery Sticks, Hard Boiled Eggs