No longer do anxious, claustrophobic, or bariatric patients need to fear getting an  MRI. A true open experience without sacrificing image quality. Experience Excellence at Pacific West Diagnostic Imaging

DO I HAVE TO PREPARE FOR MY MRI?

Normally, no special preparation is required prior to an MRI exam (check with your physician to be sure no special preparations are necessary on an individual basis). You may eat normally and go about your daily routine. Continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed.

Because of the magnetic field you will be asked to leave the following items in a 
safe place outside the scan room:

  • Coins

  • Jewelry

  • Watches

  • Glasses

  • Credit Cards

  • Keys

  • Hair Pins

  • Other Metal Objects

You may also be asked to remove makeup, dentures and wear a hospital gown to avoid magnetic interference from belt buckles or zippers. Once you are situated onto the table, make sure you are comfortable so that it is easy to keep still. br/eathe normally, as there is nothing about the procedure to make you uncomfortable. The only thing you will notice is a faint knocking sound which represents changes in the magnetic field. Once the exam is over, the technologist will assist you out of the scan room.

PATIENT RESOURCES

PREPARING FOR YOUR MRI

Because of the potential harmful effects associated with all metallic objects in a magnetic field, you should check with your physician or MRI technologist, if you have had any brain, ear, eye or other surgeries or any of the following:

  • Pacemaker

  • Neuro-stimulator (Tens Unit)

  • Metal Implants

  • Aneurysm Clips

  • Surgical Staples

  • Implanted Drug Infusion Device

  • Foreign Metal Objects In the Eye

  • Shrapnel or Bullet Wounds

Contact

643 Strander Blvd

Tukwila, WA 98188

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Tel: (425) 654-0887

Fax: (425) 209-0091

info@pacwestimaging.com

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