MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a diagnostic test that uses a powerful magnetic field to produce detailed pictures of virtually any internal body structures. The test takes about 45-90 minutes, depending on the type of exam.
Our MRI unit is a large-diameter shore bore so you won’t feel as closed in as in others. You will be given earplugs or a headset for music to reduce the noise of the scanner. You will be asked to change into a gown, remove all jewelry and body piercings and place your items in a locker prior to entering the scan room. Inform your physician if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, cochlear implant or brain aneurysm clips, or have any chance of metal fragments in your eyes or body. If you are breastfeeding, you may be required to discard breast milk for 24 hours after the administration of IV contrast.