Pre-MRI dietary restrictions and why they matter

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It’s a machine that doctors use to look inside your body without surgery!

Why Skip Meals?

Sometimes, doctors ask you not to eat before your scan. This makes the images clearer and helps the machine work better.

Foods to Avoid

Avoid heavy meals and drinks that make you feel full, like soda or fries, before your MRI.

Say No to Caffeine

Coffee and some sodas have caffeine, which can blur your MRI images. It’s best to skip them.

Sugary snacks can change how your body appears in scans. It’s wise to avoid candies and cakes.

About Sugar and Snacks

Drink water instead of colored drinks or milk. It keeps you hydrated without affecting the scan.

Importance of Water

When to Eat Last?

If your doctor says, you might need to stop eating 6 hours before your MRI. Just a small rule to follow!

Can You Drink Water?

You can usually drink water, but check with your doctor first. Each scan might have different rules.

What Happens if You Eat?

Eating when you shouldn’t can make it hard for doctors to get a good picture of what’s inside you.

Once your MRI is done, you can eat normally again.