Wear comfortable clothing and leave metallic items such as jewelry, money, metals, and other items in the changing room. Remove hearing aids and dentures.
Non-MRI patients are patients with a built-in pacemaker (not compatible with the MRI device) or items made of ferromagnetic materials. If further instructions are required, they will be provided to you when scheduling the appointment.
The procedure is painless and non-invasive and has no harmful ionizing rays or radiation. A specially trained radiologist will fit you in and arrange everything for your examination. During an MRI examination, you are inside of the device. The unit makes repetitive sounds, which is why you’ll get special earbuds that muffle the sounds to make you feel more comfortable. It is important to be as calm as possible throughout the examination, as artifacts may be created when moving which could harm the image analysis afterward.
Your MRI technologist will place specialized coils around the area of the body that is to be examined. The examination might last from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on whether the contrast is used and which area of the body is being examed.