Preparation for an MRI
For most MRI scans no preparation is necessary. You do not need to fast or follow a special diet. The technologist or the radiologist supervising your study may ask further medical questions of you*. You will be asked to change into a gown (if necessary) and to remove all metallic objects from your body. A locked cabinet will be provided for your valuables.
Please inform the technologist if you have ever been exposed to flying metal fragments, either in your work (welding, etc.) or accidentally. If so, it will be necessary to obtain an X-ray of the eye region before beginning the scan.
*If you have a pacemaker you are not eligible for this exam.
*There are certain medical conditions that interfere with the safety of a
Screening questions will be given to determine eligibility.