Ask Us Anything

It’s completely normal to have questions about MRI. Here are answers to some of the more common questions we’re asked.

If you have a question that’s not answered below, please click here to contact us.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

No special preparation is needed for the exam. Eat normally and take any medications you usually take. If you are having a Brain MRI, please don’t wear any makeup. If you have any further questions, simply click here to contact us.

When will I know the results of my exam?

A detailed report of your procedure and findings will be sent promptly to your physician within 1 business day. Your physician will then contact you to discuss the results. Urgent results are delivered immediately to all physicians.

Will I need a referral or prescription to get an MRI?

Yes, your physician must provide a referral for you to receive an exam. In addition, your insurance carrier may require precertification.

Is there any reason I shouldn’t have an MRI?

Although MRIs are remarkable diagnostic tests, they are not right for everyone. Please tell your technologist if any of the following applies to you:

  • pacemaker
  • pregnancy
  • surgical staples or aneurysm clips
  • cochlear implants
  • metallic implants
  • dental bridges
  • inferior vena cava umbrella
  • artificial heart valves
  • aneurism clips
  • hearing aid
  • history as metal worker
  • shrapnel
  • dorsal column stimulator
  • relevant history as metal worker

How long will my MRI exam take?

At Wayne MRI, we offer an array of examinations and, depending on the type of exam you receive, the procedure typically takes between 30 and 40 minutes. Our technologists will discuss the specifics of your exam before you begin.