How Do I Prepare for the Exam?

We ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Our receptionist will ask you to fill out patient registration and history information forms. These questions are important in helping us gain essential information about you. We also ask that you bring your insurance cards, insurance forms, and any other medical records that could help us evaluate your status.

No special preparation is required prior to the MRI exam. You may eat normally and go about your daily routine. Continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed.

Because of the magnetic field, you may be asked to remove the following items:

  • Coins
  • Credit cards
  • Hearing aids
  • Watches
  • Keys
  • Glasses
  • Hairpins
  • Dentures

In addition, you should check with your physician or MRI technologist if you have had any brain, ear, eye or other surgeries or any of the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Neurostimulator (TENS-unit)
  • Metal implants
  • Intrauterine device (IUD), etc.
  • Aneurysm clips
  • Surgical staples
  • Shrapnel or bullet wounds
  • Permanent eyeliner