Before an MRI test, patients should leave all personal items and electrical devices at home, in their car, or in a locker or other secure storage at the MRI center. They also provide secure and private changing rooms so patients can change into cotton clothes or a gown that won’t interfere with MRI scanning. Jewelry, shoes, makeup, nail polish, zippers, fasteners, buckles, belts, or underwires can interfere with MRI magnets. MRI tests cannot be performed on patients with implanted pacemakers or certain implants.
Are MRI Tests Dangerous?
MRI tests are painless and radiation-free. If the patient suffers from claustrophobia, they should bring it to the attention of the physician or radiologist in advance so they can receive a mild sedative to help them relax. MRI tests are safe for patients of all ages that follow the proper safety guidelines. Any metallic or foreign materials within the body can distort the images of the MRI test and should be brought up to a doctor beforehand.
MRI Test With Michigan Diagnostics
Michigan Diagnostics can provide you with an MRI test in Clinton Township, MI, Troy, MI, Royal Oak, MI, or the surrounding areas. We can provide clear pictures of brain, spine, and joint problems. Our Radiographers, Dr. Robert Ward and Dr. Byung (“Jason”) Yoon are subspecialty-trained and board-certified. We have same-day appointments available, provide fast and flexible scheduling, and provide reports available 24 hours after imaging. If you are interested in learning more about us or scheduling an appointment, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.