HERMANUS RADIOLOGY

 

Patient Information

MRI

 

 

MRI Patient Information

How should I prepare for the procedure?

You will be asked to complete a safety screening form and answer questions pertaining to your medical history. Please wear loose clothing without zippers or metallic parts.
MRI is a non-invasive and safe test.

As MRI works with a strong magnet and radio waves, please inform us if any of the following applies to you or the person that accompanies you into the exam room:

  • Aneurysm clip(s)
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Implanted cardioverter defibrillator
  • Electronic implant or device
  • Magnetically activated implant or device
  • Neurostimulation system
  • Spinal cord stimulator
  • Cochlear implant or implanted hearing aid
  • Insulin or infusion pump
  • Implanted drug infusion device
  • Any type of prosthesis or implant
  • Artificial or prosthetic limb
  • Any metallic fragment or foreign body
  • Any external or internal metallic object
  • Claustrophobia

Any metallic substance on your person can affect the quality of the diagnostic images. It can also cause discomfort or even injury to you when placed into the magnetic field.

Remove all:

  • Jewelry
  • Watches
  • Hairpins
  • Glasses
  • Wallets
  • Hearing aids
  • Firearms
  • Other metallic objects

Also, tell us if you’re pregnant.

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