An audio system is installed in the magnet to allow for communication during your scan. The technologist can see and hear you at all times and is readily available to assist you. At the conclusion of your exam, the technologist will help you off the table.
After Your MRI Exam
A radiologist will interpret the images produced from your exam and will forward a report to your physician. Your physician will inform you of the results.
Preparing for your MRI Exam
Depending upon the MRI exam scheduled, you may need to prepare for your exam as follows:
It is important you do not eat or drink for four hours prior to your exam.
Please inform your physician if you have any of the following, which may interfere with your MRI scan:
- Are pregnant or breast feeding?
- Claustrophobia (fear of closed-in places)
- Heart valve replacement
- Joint or bone pins
- Kidney Disease
- Metal in your body
- Metal in your eye from high speed grinding or metal work
- Metal plates
- Surgical clips
Please wear comfortable clothing with no metal buttons, belts or zippers. Please remove all make-up since some products contain metallic flecks. When you arrive, the technologist will ask you to remove anything metallic, such as a hearing aid, partial plate, jewelery, hairpins, credit cards, watches, coins and keys.