Patient Preparation

Preparing for Your MRI Scan

  • Due to the strength of the magnetic field, you must remove all metallic objects before you are scanned. For example — jewelry, glasses, clothing with zippers, nonpermanent dentures and credit cards must be removed.
  • You may be asked to change into a hospital smock.
  • Go to the bathroom so you will be comfortable during the exam.
  • If you are very nervous you can discuss taking a sedative with your doctor before your scan.