Your MRI Procedure
You may be asked to change into a hospital gown. You will need to remove your wallet, watch, body piercing and jewelry.
Remove all metal from your body, including safety pins, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, eyeglasses, hairpins. You may be asked to remove dentures, hearing aids, brassieres or clothing with metal snaps.
Depending on the type of images to be taken, you may have an IV started in order to receive contrast. If contrast has been requested by your physician, it will be explained further by your nurse or technologist.
You will enter the magnet room and lie on a table which slides into a large cylinder. Although you will hear a repetitive machine-like noise, you will feel nothing abnormal. You will be asked to lie still for various time intervals during a 30-60 minute period. Any movement you make can affect the image quality and require a repeat of that sequence.
You will be able to communicate with the technologist via an intercom during your exam. Your technologist will advise you what will take place during various phases of the exam.
After all of the images are computer processed and carefully reviewed by the Radiologist, the report will be sent to your physician, usually within 2-3 working days.
Our Highly Accomplished and Caring Staff
Over the years, Sharp and Children's MRI Center has formed a strong and loyal physician referral base. Physicians rely on us for flexible scheduling, high quality imaging, and rapid diagnostic response by our specialty readiologists. Our staff of nationally recognized, board certified radiologists give you and your physician the confidence that only highly-trained medical professionals are reviewing the results of your exam.