Preparation for Examination
High Field MRI (l.5T)
There is no need to alter your diet or medication prior to the MRI. You will be asked to change into a gown or simply wear comfortable loose clothing that has no metallic parts (zippers, clasps, buttons, rhinestones, etc). You will also need to remove the following items:
- Hearing Aid
- Credit Cards and Jewelry
- Coins and Hair Pins and other metallic or metal containing objects.
Abdominal: Nothing by mouth 4 hours before exam. Pelvic / OB: Drink 32 oz of water one hour prior to exam. You must drink all 32 oz within 30 minutes. Do not urinate.
Our system allows us to perform a full range of table, wall-stand, wheelchair and stretcher exams. Image quality is outstanding, particularly with our new AGFA-CR. that produces digital images which enhance the quality of the X-Ray.
Mammography has proven to be the best way to find breast cancer in the very early stages, before symptoms occur and when the cure rates are very high. In fact, a recent 5-year detection study involving 280,000 women showed that mammography, more than any other method, was able to find cancers before they had spread beyond the breast. Mammography uses extremely minimal levels of radiation to create an image of the breast. The procedure is performed by a specially trained technologist and is interpreted by a radiologist who will report the results to your healthcare provider.