If you’ve never had an MRI before, you most likely have some questions about how to prepare, what happens during the testing, and what happens afterward. At Queens Dynamic Medical Imaging, we’re no stranger to questions about our MRI procedures, so that’s why we’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions and answers. Here are a few common inquiries we get from patients.
Q. Will my MRI hurt at all throughout the procedure?
A. The MRI itself will not hurt at all. MRI’s use a combination of magnetic fields and medical imaging techniques to give your doctor’s a better view of what is going on inside your body and is non-invasive in any way. We do our best to make sure that our patients are as comfortable as possible during the procedure as well.
Q. What level of radiation is in an MRI?
A. None. MRI’s do not use any radiation. The testing is done by using high, magnetic fields and radio waves to give a more detailed overview of your organs and tissues. Radiation isn’t used within the procedure, so you will not be exposed to any.
Q. How should I prepare for my MRI?
A. At our facility, we usually ask our patients to arrive early before their MRI so that we can go through any significant medical history, current medications they’re taking, and also some paperwork. However, we do offer our Patients’ Portal that allows patients to access certain forms before their visit, so they’re prepared upon arrival for their procedure.
If you’re looking for a Queens imaging center that specializes in open upright MRI’s, turn to us at Queens Dynamic Medical Imaging today!