If you have an upcoming appointment at Vision Upright MRI, we hope that you find the following patient information helpful. Here you can find information about what you can expect during your appointment; how to prepare for your appointment; any and all safety precautions to keep in mind; as well as forms that you can complete in advance of your visit and bring with you to make life a little bit easier.
What to Expect at Vision Upright MRI
The biggest and most important thing to remember for your visit is RELAX.
Vision Upright MRI has been providing MRI scans for over 12 years and has worked with thousands of patients. Simply put, our highly trained staff knows what they are doing and how to make your MRI experience as comfortable as possible.
At Vision Upright MRI, our staff are there for you every step of the way, so if you need anything just ask. Our equipment is the best in the industry and provides our patients with the most comfortable scanning ever offered. No more cramped and claustrophobic machines that force you to lay on hard surfaces for hours. The standing upright MRI utilized in our clinic is comfortable, quiet and fast.
Before Your Appointment
Preparing for Your Appointment
Unless it is specified by your physician, there is no special diet or fasting necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment for registration.
When you arrive for your appointment, you will be assisted with any billing or insurance questions. You will be asked to complete a Medical History form and will be required to read and sign a Patient Consent form. If you would like you can complete or review these forms before you come for your appointment and bring them with you. The technologist will review your paperwork and then begin your examination.
Most scans will take between 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the physician’s instructions and upon the body part or condition that is being scanned.
You may be able to wear your own clothes, depending on any metal content, or a comfortable garment will be provided. During your scan you will be close to the technologist the entire time so you can easily communicate with them during your scan.
Patients with cardiac/pacemakers or implanted defibrillators CANNOT be examined using MRI
There is no danger associated with having an MRI scan for most people. Additionally, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has no known side effects.
However, please advise your technologist if you have any of the following:
- Aneurysm clips, rods, screws, or metal plates
- Artificial cardiac valves
- Bone or joint replacement
- Metal fragments
- Pregnancy or nursing
- Previous surgery (brain, eye, ear)
- Hearing aids
- Wire mesh stents/coils
- Other embedded metallic objects
If you or your child have scoliosis or need to be screened for scoliosis, a scoliosis MRI provides a radiation free method for looking at the spine. For more information regarding scoliosis MRI services, visit the link below.
The following forms are available if you would like to review them before your appointment. You may complete the Patient History form and bring it with you if you prefer.