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PREPARING FOR AN MRI
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PRECAUTIONS
While an MRI is one of the safest imaging exams available since it uses no radiation, there are still some precautions that need to be addressed. Since any MRI unit uses radio waves and a magnetic field to do its imaging, it is essential that you do NOT take these items into the MRI room: watches, coins, knives, dentures, metal framed eyeglasses, hairpins, pens, hearing aids, wallets/handbags, belt/suspenders, phones, pagers, Palm Pilots, Ipods, or any loose metal objects or electronic items.

Also, if you answer YES to any of these questions, you should inform the office receptionist or the MRI technologist. Do you currently have or have you ever had any of the following:

WHAT TO WEAR
As it was addressed above under the "Precautions" any item that you wear that has metal on it (belts, watches, snaps, zippers, earinging, etc...) will need to be removed prior to your exam. Our office will supply yous with scrubs to wear during the exam; however, if you wish to wear your own clothes, the best thing you can come to the office in is sweat pant and a t-shirt or sweatshirt.

WHAT ABOUT PERSONAL ITEMS ?
Sioux Falls Open Upright MRI has taken every precaution to ensure your experience here as a patient is a pleasant and professional experience. One of the things that sets us apart from most clinics is that we have patient rooms as apposed to just a lobby. Once your paper work is filled out, you'll be escorted to a patient room that is equipped with a love seat, a chair, an end table, and your own personal television. It is here that you will change for your exam. It is also here that you can be assured your personal belongings will be safe, as no one is allowed in these rooms with exception to you as the patient.

 

Sioux Falls Open Upright MRI, LLC
6001 S. Sharon Ave. Ste. #7 | Phone: 605.275.5743 | Fax: 605.271.2235