MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This is a state-of-the-art technique that allows physicians to observe detailed images of your body’s internal organs, muscles, nerves and other soft tissues. MRI images are produced using magnetic field and radio waves unlike x-ray equipment that uses radiation to obtain images. MRI imaging may save the cost of hospitalizations and, in many cases, the cost of numerous additional tests.

To date, there are no known adverse side effects of MRI. The scanner has full approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The MRI examination is generally painless and causes little or no discomfort to you.

Be aware of any metal implanted inside your body and inform the Radiologist and MRI technologist of any implants prior to being scanned. You may eat regularly before an exam, and as soon as the usual 30 to 60 minute scan is completed, you may return to your normal activities.

We recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing such as a jogging suit. Metal objects such as keys, watches, jewelry, dentures, credit cards and other metallic belongings should be left at home or with whoever accompanies you to Titan Imaging. Metal clips, fasteners, buttons, locks, eyelets, etc. on clothing may interfere with the exam. No deodorant or cosmetics should be worn during the exam.

The only thing that you must do during the scan is to lie completely motionless. Any movement during the scanning process may blur the images, diminish the quality, and interfere with interpretation of the exam making it necessary to repeat parts of the scan.