Does an MRI require any prep?

The day of your exam

MRI usually requires no dietary changes or other special preparations . Unless indicated in your exam preparation instructions in MyChart, you can eat and drink and take your regular medications as usual.

What prep is required for an MRI?

Before an MRI exam, eat normally and continue to take your usual medications , unless otherwise instructed. You will typically be asked to change into a gown and to remove things that might affect the magnetic imaging, such as: Jewelry. Hairpin

What should you not do before an MRI?

What Should You NOT Do Before an MRI?

  • Maybe Not Eat or Drink.
  • Maybe Limit Your Bathroom Trips.
  • Always Listen to Your Preparation Instructions.
  • Do NOT Keep Metal on Your Body.
  • Tell the Technicians About Any Pre-Existing Conditions.

How long does MRI scan take?

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a painless procedure that lasts 15 to 90 minutes , depending on the size of the area being scanned and the number of images being take

Do they give you anything before an MRI?

Before the MRI

Your test may have been scheduled with sedation . If you need to be given a drug to make you drowsy, a nurse will give you more instructions. You may take all medicines. You may eat and drink unless you are having an MRCP, a specific exam for your gallbladder.

What do they do to prep you for an MRI?

7 Things You Can Do to Prepare For an MRI Scan

  1. Know how an MRI works. ...
  2. Make sure you are safe to get an MRI. ...
  3. Pack the necessary documents the staff needs to check you in. ...
  4. Eat normally and take medications normally. ...
  5. Remove all metallic objects. ...
  6. Dress comfortably in loose clothing with no metal. ...
  7. Get there 15 minutes early.

What should I avoid before an MRI?

You'll need to remove any metal items, including most notably jewelry, but also glasses, hairpins, dentures, hearing aids and even bras with underwires . The office will provide a secure place for you to store your belongings, and someone will then guide you into the room with the MRI machine.

Are there any restrictions before an MRI?

There is no special preparation necessary for the MRI examination. There are no food or drink restrictions prior to the MRI exam . Continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed. MRI or MRA Kidneys, MRCP, Liver or Pelvis: Do not eat anything four hours before the exam.

Can I use deodorant before an MRI?

Can you put on deodorant for an MRI? Please refrain from wearing any powder, perfumes, deodorant and/or lotions on your underarms and breasts prior to the procedure . Since the MRI is a magnet, please let us know if you have any metal in or on your body.