Before the exam, the doctor will explain the procedure and offer
patients the opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure.
If the procedure involves the use of contrast dye, patients will be
asked to sign a consent form that gives permission to do the
procedure. Read the form carefully and ask questions if something is
not clear. If patients have had a previous reaction to any contrast
dye, or if allergic to iodine or seafood, notify the technologist.
Generally, there is no special restriction on diet or activity prior
to an MRI procedure.
It is extremely important that patients inform the technologist if
any of the following apply:
Sedative medication may be given if patients have claustrophobia
and/or anxiety that would make it difficult for you to remain still
during the procedure. Based upon each patient’s medical condition, the
doctor may request other specific preparations.