WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

BEFORE SCHEDULING THE TEST

Before you schedule your MRI, let your physician know if any of the following apply to you:

•    Have asthma or allergies to food, medicine, or had previous reaction to MRI contrast (gadolinium)

•    Have health problems, such as kidney disease, hypertension or diabetes

•    On dialysis as patients on dialysis should not receive MRI contrast

•    Have recently had surgery or experienced trauma or injury

•    Are experiencing pain or other symptoms

•    Are being treated for any other medical problem

•    Have ever been diagnosed with cancer

•    Have had any other diagnostic tests for this condition

•    Are pregnant or if you are experiencing a late or missed menstrual cycle

•    Have claustrophobia or anxiety, as sedation medicine or an open MRI may be an option

•    Have breathing problems or motion disorder

•    Have tattoos

•    Have metal-based devices implanted

In most cases MRI scans can be safely and accurately performed on patients with metal-based implants. However, in certain instances, MRI scans can cause serious harm or result in distorted images. Let your physician know if you have:

•    Cardiac defibrillator or pacemaker

•    Aneurysm clips

•    Artificial heart valves

•    Artificial limbs or metal joints or limbs

•    Body piercings

•    Braces, dentures, dental plate, fillings or other dental work

•    Brain or nerve stimulators

•    Cochlear implants

•    Coils, pins, plates, screws, stents or surgical staples

•    Drug infusion ports or pumps

•    Hearing aid

•    Insulin pump

•    Internal electrodes or wires

•    Intrauterine device

•    Metal fragments, such as bullet or shrapnel or worked as a welder, machinist, grinder, or worked with metal without eye protection

•    Tattoos, tattooed eye/lip liner or body piercings 

•    Trans-dermal medication skin patches

If needed, an x-ray may be taken to identify the presence of metal objects. If it is determined there is an issue, your physician may choose another imaging procedure for you.

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ROGER D.

Very well run facility. Very professional. Clean, comfortable and easy peazy. Highly recommend.

AMY JO O.

WOW!! What a wonderful experience I had here at Lakeside! From the appointment scheduling, the timeliness of getting me back to the room for my ultrasound... what a pleasant and positive experience!! Thank you so much!!

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