Pre-MRI Checklist: What You Need to Know

What is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It helps doctors see inside your body without using X-rays.

Leave Metal Behind

Remember, metal and MRIs don’t mix! Remove all jewelry, watches, and belts.

Clothing Tips

Wear comfy, metal-free clothes like sweatpants and a t-shirt.

Any Gadgets?

Leave your phone, headphones, and coins outside. They’re not MRI-friendly!

Tell your doctor if you have any implants like braces or heart devices.

About Your Health

Make sure you feel good. If you’re sick, tell your doctor.

Feeling Well?

Last Meal

You can eat and drink before your MRI unless your doctor says otherwise.

Stay Still!

During the MRI, staying still makes your pictures clear. Pretend you’re a statue!

Noises in the Machine

MRI machines make loud noises. It’s normal, so don’t be scared!

That’s it! The MRI is quick and painless.