Imaging Home Bone Density CT Scan  Fluoroscopy Mammography Nuclear Medicine Pet Scan Ultrasound X-Ray

The Procedure

You will be positioned on the moveable examination table. Small devices that contain coils capable of sending and receiving radio waves may be placed around or adjacent to the area of the body being studied. If a contrast material will be used in the MRI exam, a nurse or technologist will insert an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your hand or arm. You will be moved into the magnet of the MRI unit and the radiologist and technologist will leave the room while the MRI examination is performed. When the examination is completed, you may be asked to wait until the technologist checks the images in case additional images are needed.

How is an MRI Performed?

  • You may be asked to change into a hospital gown.
  • Remove any jewelry, eyeglasses or other metal objects. If possible, leave valuables at home.
  • You will need to remain still during the scan.
  • The entire exam is usually completed within 45 minutes.
  • Your exam may require a contrast media, which will need to be injected through an intravenous (IV) line. It helps make a clearer picture.
  • Women should always tell the technologist if there is any possibility that
    they are or might be pregnant or if they are breastfeeding.

You should inform the technologist of any allergies, medications or medical conditions.

The Results

The radiologist will review the images and send a report to your physician.
Our goal is to complete the interpretation within 48 hours of completion of exam.

 

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