Precaution before proceeding MRI

 


 
 
 
  1. Because patients have to lie inside a large cylinder while the scans are being made some people get claustrophobic (get nervous in small spaces) during the test. Patients who are afraid this might happen should talk to the doctor beforehand, who may give them some medication to help them relax or allow their friend or relation sit near them.
  2. An undetected metal implant may be effected by the strong magnetic fields such as the patient who be operated or have heart pace maker, clips, intracranial aneurysm clips, Artificial Cardiac valve, a spinal cord stimulator, fake organ inside ear, cochlear implants, fake joint, prosthetic hip, orbital metallic foreign bodies, bullet, pins, screws, surgical staples or any metal plates in some part of body .
  3. You will be asked to remove anything that might degrate MRI images , including hairpins , removable dental work (dental fillings and bridgework are okay), hearing aid, watches, coins, keys, credit cards, jewellery or any other metal objects.
  4. MRI is generally avoided in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy
  5. Please do not wear any make up because some cosmetics may create a problem for MRI image