Preparations - MRI / Open MRI

The day of your exam please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time and dress comfortably. Please leave jewelry and valuables at home.

Remember to bring your prescription, insurance cards, driver's license, and any films/records from prior exams that are related to your exam at University MRI.

Note: Most metal objects will need to be removed. Patients with metallic or electronic implants should alert the staff. Most heart pacemakers, Cochlear implants and neurostimulators are not allowed in the MRI scan room.

Please contact the center if you are diabetic, pregnant, nursing or to find out if your pacemaker is MRI

Please advise our office before your appointment if any of the following apply:
Surgical Vascular Clips
Cochlear Implants
Breast Tissue Expander
IVC Filter
Penile Implants
Silver Backed Dermal Medication Patches

Note: all metal objects will need to be removed for your protection. Do not wear any watches, rings, bracelets, earrings or necklaces. Credit card and ATM card magnetic codes will be erased by the MRI's magnetic field; they should be kept away from the scanner room. A secure locker will be available for your keys and other personal belongings.

If you are having:
MRCP MRI / Abdomen MRI: No eating or drinking 4 hours prior to the exam.
MRI not listed above: No preparation is required.



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