Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MRI scan?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI is a noninvasive test used to diagnose medical conditions. MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce a detailed image of internal body parts. MRI scans do not use radiation; therefore, MRIs are completely safe and have no harmful side effects.

What is the difference between MRI and CT scan?

CT scan uses x-rays (radiation) to create detailed shadows of dense body parts. MRI does not use harmful radiation and images the tissues directly.

Are MRI scans safe for everyone?

MRI scans are extremely safe for most people. However, you can not have an MRI scan if you have one of the following:

  • Pacemaker/Defibrillator (even if removed)
  • Metal currently in eye
  • Cochlear implants
  • Some aneurysm clips
  • Some neurostimulators
  • Certain other implanted devices

To ensure your safety, our certified MRI technologists will screen you before entering the MRI room.

What should I expect during my MRI scan?
Exams last anywhere from 15 – 35 minutes depending type of scan ordered.

Our certified MRI technologists will tell you exactly how long your test will take before you start your scan. You will have constant contact with your technologists throughout your scan via audio/visual.

What if I can’t hold still?

Once the scan begins it is important to keep your entire body still. Motion during the scan will cause the images to be blurry and harder for the Board-Certified Radiologists to dictate the injury. Your certified MRI technologists may ask you to repeat certain sequences (1-5 minutes) because of movement. At any time during your scan you are able to communicate with the technologist via audio. If you are unable to hold still we will not be able to complete the scan.

Can I bring someone into the MRI room for support?

Yes, as long as the person does not have any of the following:

  • Pacemaker/Defibrillator (even if removed)
  • Metal currently in eye
  • Cochlear implants
  • Some aneurysm clips
  • Some neurostimulators
  • Certain other implanted devices

The person will be screened by a certified MRI technologist.

What is the weight limit?

400 – 550 lbs., depending on location.

Can I be sedated during the MRI scan?

If extremely claustrophobic or nervous, your referring physician may prescribe a sedative to help complete the scan.

What can I bring into the MRI room?

For your safety we ask that you use our secure rooms to lock up any valuables you may have with you.

What should I bring to my appointment?
  • Your photo identification
  • Your prescription from physician
  • All insurance information
When will I receive my results?

Our specialty trained and Board-Certified Radiologists will examine your images and dictate a radiology report. Within 24/48 hours your report will be sent to the referring physician. Before you leave our office, we will provide you a CD of your images.

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