Some of these implants, particularly more recent devices, might be safe to go into the MRI scanner, but have to be accurately identified for the scan to proceed.
Please bring any previous X-ray, computed tomography or ultrasound films. If you have any questions you can contact Advanced Biomedical Imaging Radiology at 303. The scanning process is painless. Do not eat anything six 6 hours prior to your appointment. How is an MRI performed?
Translated from English by This website translates English to other languages using an automated tool. It is very important to remain very still during the scan to obtain optimal image quality. Your provider may also suggest an open MRI, in which the machine is not as close to your body.
Your doctor may order an abdominal MRI scan if you had abnormal results from an earlier test such as an X-ray , CT scan, or blood work. Thyroid scanning or scintigraphy is a procedure to image the thyroid gland.
Scanning is not continuous, and each scan varies in length from about 1 to several minutes, with a break in between. If your MRI requires the injection of a contrast agent, blood work may need to be done before your MRI to make sure your kidneys are working well.
The chance of an allergic reaction to the contrast medium is very small, but please ask the MRI radiographer about the injection to obtain more information.
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that's needed to build cells. You will be asked to lie on the scan table and given a buzzer to hold. Occasionally, you might need to return for delayed scans, usually after 1 or 2 hours, mostly with scanning of the liver.
Continue to take all your normal medications, unless you are otherwise advised when you make the booking for your MRI scan. It is important that you do not wear any makeup or hairspray, as many of these products have tiny metal particles that could interfere with the scan and reduce the quality of the images.
What are the risks of an MRI? Contribute Donate Volunteer. Other medication might be injected; for example, to slow down your intestinal movement if having an MRI of the rectum.
Electronic devices can be damaged and not work — by moving in the body, heating and also having abnormal electrical currents.
The MRI scanner is generally shaped like a large, covered box with a tunnel passing through it. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film.