Preparing for your MRI


For most MRIs there is no special preparation for the exam. However, for certain specialty studies, our CMI nurse will provide you with special instructions. This will be done upon our phone confirmation of your appointment prior to your exam.

When you arrive at the office, please feel free to ask about matters that concern you. We want you to be comfortable. We recommend that you dress comfortably, for example, sweat suits or fleece wear. If your clothing contains zippers, metal snaps or buttons or metallic trimming, we’ll ask you to change into examination clothes provided by our office.  If you feel you need to be premedicated prior to your MRI for pain, anxiety or claustrophobia, please contact your provider that is ordering your MRI.

For safekeeping, we will ask you to lock all of your items that maybe magnetic or affected by the magnet. We have lockers in the dressing rooms. These items include: your car keys, coins, hair pins and jewelry.

Please bring a CD or request your favorite radio station so that you may relax and listen to music while you have your MRI. Our facilities have been carefully designed for your comfort and well-being.

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