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What to Expect When Visiting Premier MRI/CT

Scheduling your appointment

When you make your appointment, the appointment scheduler will ask you some medical and insurance questions. The call will take about five minutes. You may also schedule an appointment using the Make an Appointment tab above. You can expect a return call within an hour during regular business hours. It is our goal to provide patients with appointments the same or next day and at your convenience.  If you must cancel your appointment, please call our office, 1-888-MRI-4-NOW, as far in advance as possible.


Forms

The scheduler may ask you to complete some forms in advance. Visit our Patient Forms Area to download and print forms that you can fill out and bring with you to your appointment.


Important information

Patients with cardiac pacemakers cannot be examined with MRI. Pregnant women should consult with their physicians about screening.

Some patients who undergo MRI in an enclosed unit feel confined or claustrophobic. If you have this problem, ask your physician for a sedative to take the day of your MRI.

Premier MRI is the only center that offers CinemaVision Googles, specialized video goggles and headphones that allow you to watch a movie, bring your own movie, TV or listen to your own iPod while your MRI is completed. This helps many patients feel more comfortable.  For children who are typically sedated, CinemaVision goggles may allow for a sedation-free MRI experience as the child is much more relaxed and lays still during the MRI.


The day of your screening

Bring to your appointment:

  • The written order for the MRI from your doctor
  • Previous MRI, CT, X-ray films and/or CDs, if available

Unless you receive other instructions, follow your normal routine. You may eat and take medications as usual.

Arrive 30 minutes early to allow time to complete any additional information Premier needs before your screening.

When you arrive at Premier, our staff will review your personal medical history and explain your screening.

You will be asked to remove anything that might affect the quality of the images, such as hairpins, jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids and removable dental work.


During your screening

Some of the technology at Premier looks large and complex, but screenings are simple and safe for patients. Screenings may take 30 minutes up to 2 hours to complete. You will be able to hear, see and speak to the technologists. If you feel uncomfortable or concerned during the exam, you can tell the technician. However, some patients are so relaxed they fall asleep during longer exams.


Enhanced or contrast images

In some cases the physician may decide to order an enhanced, or contrast image. This means that an image enhancement agent, or a fluid, is injected into a vein in your arm. If an enhancement agent is needed during your exam, it simply means that your physician would like a clearer picture. Your procedure will be discussed with you in advance, and you will be able to ask any questions you may have.

For an appointment at Premier MRI/CT, call 1-888-MRI-4-NOW or click the Make an Appointment tab above.

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