No special preparation is required prior to an MRI exam. You may eat normally and go about your daily routine. You can also continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor, unless otherwise directed.
You may also be asked to remove makeup, dentures and wear a hospital gown to avoid magnetic interference from the belt buckles and/or zippers.
The only thing you will notice is a faint knocking sound, which represents the changes in the magnetic field. Once the exam is over, the technologist will assist you out of the scan room.
Because of the potential hamrful effects associated with all metallic objects in a magnetic field, you should check with your physician or MRI technologist if you have had any brain, ear, other surgeries or any of the following:
If you are Pregnant, be sure to notify