Frequently Asked Questions
What is a MRI?
Why does my doctor care what type of MRI unit their patients go to?
What does Tesla and High-Field mean?
- Low-Field MRI= Under .2 Tesla
- Mid-Field MRI= .2 to 0.6 Tesla
- High-Field MRI= 1.0 and greater
Are there any risks?
Is there any preparation for a MRI?
Remember magnets and metal don’t mix – Before you enter the MRI unit you must let your MRI technologist know if you have a pacemaker, surgical clips, a prosthesis, metal implants or any other metal objects in your body. Our clinic personnel will then determine whether or not you should proceed with the MRI examination.
Any metal materials that might be affected or attracted by the powerful magnet used for MRI imaging should be left at home or can be secured in a locker our facility. This list includes your watch, coins, keys, bobby pins, credit cards, pocket knives, etc.
You should also be certain that you are reasonably clean of metal flakes or slivers on your skin, as found in some eye make-up or as a result of working around metal finishing or grinding equipment.
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