Our Most Frequently Asked Questions About MRIs

If there is one thing that’s considered to be “normal” before your MRI, it is asking questions about your procedure. Regardless if you’ve had this open MRItesting done before or it’s your first time, having concerns or needing more information about the MRI is something our staff is comfortable helping you with. Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions and answers about MRIs in general.

Q: How safe is an MRI?

A: Having an MRI is very safe for most people. While many people think that this type of testing uses radiation, it does not. However, certain people should not have an MRI, such as:

  • People who have metal somewhere in their body
  • People who have cochlear implants
  • Pregnant women
  • Those who suffer from kidney issues

If you’re wondering if you should have an MRI, always check with your physician.

Q: Will the MRI hurt?

A: The MRI itself will not be painful at all. However, during the procedure, the technician may ask the patient to move in a certain position or hold a specific pose for a while, which could cause them discomfort.

Q: How should someone prepare for an MRI?

A: Preparing for your MRI is relatively simple and not time-consuming There are some things to keep in mind before your testing, such as to not wear any jewelry or clothing with metal hooks, zippers, or buttons. More information on how to fully prepare for your MRI can be found in another post on our blog, How to Prepare for an MRI.

If you have another question that isn’t answered here regarding our testing or open MRI processes, feel free to reach out to us today at Middletown Medical Imaging. Give us a call at (732) 275-0999 to speak with our friendly staff about concerns you may have before your appointment.