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Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Heart
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

For Your Personal Safety

If you are having an MRI examination, please inform your doctor or the technologist if you have:

  • cardiac pacemaker
  • an artificial heart valve
  • metal plate, pin or other metallic implant
  • intrauterine device, such as Copper-7 IUD
  • aneurysm clips
  • previous gunshot wound
  • ever been a metal worker
  • permanent (tattoo) eye-liner

Any metallic substance on your person can affect the quality of the diagnostic images.  It can also cause discomfort or injury to you when placed in the magnetic field, and may exclude you from the exam.

Be sure to tell us if you're pregnant!

Help Us Get a Good Picture of You

Metallic objects often give a bright or blank spot in the picture.  To help your doctor make the best diagnosis, you will be asked to remove your make-up, eyeglasses, jewelry, dentures, hearing aids and any other metallic objects you are carrying.

You may also want to avoid drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages prior to scanning so you are able to lie quietly for several minutes at a time.