Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces high-quality images of the inside of the human body.
Because the MRI scanner uses powerful magnets, you must inform us about any metal in your body (artifical joints, metal valves, shrapnel, etc.) when you schedule your appointment to determine if an MRI is safe for you. You cannot have an MRI if you have:
- A pacemaker
- Aneurysm clips
- Cochlear (ear) implants
- Cardioverter defibrillators
Most MRI sessions take 20 to 40 minutes to complete. We will provide earplugs or earphones to mask some of the noise from the scanner. If you are claustrophobic, your physician may order a mild sedative to help you relax during the scan; someone must drive you home, if so.