Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to generate detailed images of the body. If your doctor has ordered an MRI, it’s important to prepare properly for the test to ensure accurate results and a smooth experience.
Firstly, it’s essential to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you have, such as a pacemaker, aneurysm clips, cochlear implants, or metal fragments in your body. In some cases, it may not be safe to undergo an MRI, and alternative imaging techniques may be recommended.
On the day of the test, you should avoid wearing clothing with metal snaps, buttons, or zippers, as well as jewelry, eyeglasses, and hearing aids, as these items can interfere with the magnetic field and affect the quality of the images. You’ll also be asked to remove any hairpins, dental fillings, and other metal objects from your body.
For more on what you can do and what to expect during your MRI test, continue reading the resource below!