HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY MRI?
Usually there are no special preparations or diet instructions prior to your MRI exam. However, some studies require that you have no food or drink (including water) four hours prior to the exam, so be sure to check your patient instructions. You should continue medications prescribed by your doctor unless informed otherwise. You may want to avoid drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages prior to scanning so you’re able to lie quietly for the duration of the exam. Because no metal is allowed in the MRI room, it’s best not to wear makeup, which often contains metallic particles.
Please inform us, or your doctor, ahead of time if you have any of the following that may prevent you from undergoing an MRI exam:
• History of working with metal
• Brain aneurysm clips
• History of injury during military service
• Metallic plates, pins, or other implants
• Bullets or shrapnel inside the body