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About Your Exam
Preparing for your MRI Exam
You may eat and follow your normal routine prior to
your exam. Medications prescribed by your physician may
It is important that you make us aware of any surgically
implanted metal objects in your body. Patients who may have
metal in their eyes from welding, grinding or an accident,
will need an X-ray to ensure that they are "metal free."
Those patients with cardiac pacemakers will not be scanned.
Patients who will be receiving intravenous contrast during their MRI
with renal failure or insufficiency, hypertension, diabetes, severe liver
disease or transplant who are over the age of 60 will be asked for
blood test results prior to their exam. Patients should speak to their
referring physician to make these arrangements as certain patients with
the above conditions may not be able to receive the intravenous contrast
associated with the MRI exam.
An experienced, registered and licensed radiology technologist
who has received advanced training in MRI scanning
will perform your exam under the supervision of a board certified
If your exam requires intravenous contrast to highlight certain
parts of your body, it will be given by intravenous injection. It
may cause a warm sensation throughout your body.
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