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Some questions you may be asked before having MR imaging may include:
You may also be asked specific questions such as:
Note: Patients with an implanted metal device or other metal in their body that is susceptible to the MR system's magnetic field (such as those items listed above) may not receive an MR imaging examination. If there is a possibility that a patient may have some metal or metal fragments in his or her body, a screening x-ray can help to determine if an MR exam will be possible.
Patient preparation may require that you change into a comfortable, light-weight medical gown to allow imaging free from disturbance or artifacts caused by the fabric, zippers or buttons in your clothing. You may also be asked to remove:
Most MR examinations are similar and generally include the following steps:
After the MR images are reviewed, the patient will be released from the imaging department or center. In some cases, more images will need to be taken.
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