FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I prepare for my MRI exam?

There are no preparations needed for an MRI exam.

What if I am having an MRI with contrast?

There are no special preparations when having an MRI with contrast. However, if you are over 59 or have any of the following conditions you must provide our office with current blood work results indicating your creatinine levels and:

  • History of hypertension
  • History of diabetes
  • History of sever hepatic disease
  • Liver transplant and/or pending liver transplant
  • History of kidney disease

How long will the MRI take?

Most exams will take 15 minutes. Exams that require contrast will take approximately 30 minutes. The times listed are an approximation of how long the exams will last However, some scans may take longer depending on  the patient’s cooperation and preparation time he/she takes.

How long will it take for my results to get back?

The results of your exam will be interpreted by one of our Board Certified Radiologists within 24-48 hours. Your results will be faxed and delivered to your physician immediately after they have been received by our office.

What is MRI?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a Noninvasive technique that provides accurate and unique information for the diagnosis and monitoring of disease and injury in a wide range of organ systems.

How Does MRI Work?

A magnetic resonance (MR) image depicts the interaction of body tissues with radio waves in a magnetic field.

What if I am claustrophobic?

Although we are a TRUE Wide Open MRI there is sedation available for patients who may still feel claustrophobia.  Please let us know when scheduling your appointment if you will be needing sedation before your MRI.  If sedation must be administered by our facilily, patient must be accompanied by another person at all times who will be driving them to and from our facility.