MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

SJRA Imaging Services

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical procedure used to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. Magnetic resonance imaging does not use ionizing radiation. Under controlled circumstances, magnetic field and radio frequency energy are used to create computer images. These images are then interpreted by SJRA specialists trained in neuroradiology, body imaging and orthopedic radiology.

Before undergoing an MRI, alert your doctor if you have implants, metal clips, or other metallic objects in your body as these can be affected by the magnet.

Other Magnetic Resonance Imaging Services

Preparing for an MRI

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink three hours before your examination.

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink three hours before your examination.

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink three hours before your examination.

Arrive 1 ½ hours prior to your appointment. Obtain a prescription from your doctor for two Levsin 0.125 mg sublingual tabs (These must be the sublingual rapid acting tabs, not the oral variety.).

Bring the medication, not the prescription, to the appointment.

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink three hours before your examination.

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink three hours before your examination. You may also be required to empty your bladder prior to the study.

Do NOT have anything to eat or drink three hours before your examination.

If you have a TMJ appliance, please bring it with you to the appointment.

All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.