|GSH Imaging Center - Frequently Asked Questions
4th & Walnut Streets
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Do I need an appointment for my MRI?
your physician will need to call our office to schedule your appointment. We
offer evening and Saturday appointments.
Do I need to bring anything
along to my appointment?
Yes, you will need to bring the order from your
physician, photo identification, pertinent x-rays or previous MRI images as well
as your insurance information.
Will my insurance pay for my
Most insurance companies will require preauthorization for an MRI.
Please check with your insurance company prior to your appointment.
How do I prepare for the
- You may eat, drink and take regularly prescribed
medication before your exam.
- You will need to remove ALL jewelry
prior to your appointment (Including body piercings and rings).
- DO NOT wear any eye make-up to your
Will I receive radiation during my MRI?
An MRI examination is performed with a very strong magnet.
happens if I panic?
Every patient is provided a "call" bell to alert the
technologist in the event that there may be a problem.
Will my head
be in the MRI machine?
Depending on what body part we are imaging, that
specific area needs to be in the center of the magnetic field.
will I wear for my MRI study?
Depending on the scan you are having you
may be asked to change into a patient gown. However, if your clothing is free of
all metallic objects you may be able to stay dressed.
Will my dental
work, braces or dentures effect my MRI?
Most dental work does not present
a problem for an MRI study. However, for MRI examinations of the head and/or
neck area, the patient will be asked to remove dentures to prevent a metal
How long will my MRI study take?
routinely requested to arrive 15 minutes before the actual scan time. This
allows time for a safety screening and for obtaining a short medical history
from you about your symptoms.Depending on the type of MRI or MRA study your
doctor requested, most examination time's range from 30 minutes to one hour.
Times will vary according to the patient's specific needs.
May I take
my medication before the exam?
Yes. It is advised that you take your
prescribed medication, as directed by your doctor, on the day of your
Will my physician get my MRI images?
Only if requested.
Your physician will get a report sent to him/her immediately upon finalization
by the radiologist.