How to Prepare for an MRI – Part 2

At Woodbridge Radiology, we want our patients to feel comfortable, relaxed, and in good care when preparing for advanced medical imaging in Metuchenthey come in for any one of our advanced medical imaging services in Metuchen. In our previous post, we talked about how you can prepare for your first MRI. Here is a continued list of tips that can help you get ready for a scan and make you feel more at ease before going in.

Have a list of conditions and/or surgeries you’ve had – Along with your medications, it’s important to have a list of the different surgeries, procedures, and existing conditions you suffer from as well. If you’ve had certain heart, kidney, or brain surgeries, this could interfere with the MRI. Also, if you have any metal inside of your body, such as artificial heart valves or cochlear implants, you should alert the technician and your doctor before proceeding.

Alert staff of any claustrophobia – It is very important that you alert your technician or doctor if you suffer from claustrophobia, since most MRIs are done within the confines of a traditional, closed machine. If this is the case for you, it’s not only important to tell them because of the fact that you’re not comfortable with it, but also in case you experience a panic attack while being scanned. This could interrupt the MRI scan and not give the most accurate diagnostics possible if stopped half-way through.

If you’re looking for a comfortable, relaxing environment to receive your next advanced medical imaging in Metuchen, contact our experienced staff at Woodbridge Radiology. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment at (732) 326-1515 or through here today.