What should I know?

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What is an MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body

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Why is it done

MRI is a noninvasive way for your doctor to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. It produces high-resolution images of the inside of the body that help diagnose a variety of problems.

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Riks

Because MRI uses powerful magnets, the presence of metal in your body may be a safety hazard or affect a portion of the MRI image.

 

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How you prepare

Before an MRI exam, eat normally and continue to take your usual medications, unless otherwise instructed.

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What can you expect

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body

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Does it hurt?

You will receive a alarm button when you are in the MRI and if you feel any discomfort at any time you can press the button where the radiology technician will attend to you immediately.

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Sedation

Patients are not allowed to drive for 6 – 8 Hours after sedation.