How do I prepare for my MRI?

Due to the strong magnetic field of the machine, there will be a series of questions asked prior to your appointment over the phone and once you arrive. You will be asked questions regarding your medical and surgical history before entering the scan room to ensure you have no metal and/or implanted devices in your body that could cause you harm or interfere with the scan quality. Once it is confirmed that it is safe for you to have the scan, you will be asked to change into a pair of scrubs and lock up all of your belongings in a locker. You will need to remove all metal from your body including jewelry, piercings, dentures, hair pins or wigs, eyeglasses, etc. Personal wheelchairs, walkers and canes are not allowed into the MRI scan room. The technologist will assist you with entering and exiting the scan room.