After changing and locking your valuables in the dressing room, the technician will review your patient intake form and ask some safety-related questions. Once in the MRI room, you will be asked to lie on a cushioned table and a device called a “coil” will be placed over the body part that is requested to be scanned.
To make you feel as comfortable as possible during your exam, the technician will be in constant contact with you, both visually and via intercom.
Once the exam starts, you will begin to hear loud thumping sounds. This is normal for all exams.
Your goal is to relax and stay as still as possible since any movement will cause blurriness in the pictures.
If you anticipate having a great deal of anxiety during the exam, please ask your physician to prescribe the appropriate medication. If you do plan on taking medication, please arrange for transportation home.
We do not prescribe or give any medications at any of our facilities. This must be done by your referring physician.