What is an MRI scan?
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is a radiology technique that uses magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures. The MRI scanner is a tube surrounded by a giant circular magnet. The image and resolution produced by MRI is quite detailed and can detect tiny changes of structures within the body. For some procedures, contrast agents, such as gadolinium, are used to increase the accuracy of the images.
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- Keep in mind that wearing less metal is best. All jewelry, bobby pins, medication or nicotine patches, etc. must be removed.
- If you have any implanted metal or electronic devices, please inform the receptionist upon arrival.
- If you are claustrophobic, sedation is available with the requirement that you have a driver with you at the appointment.