Should you fast before a liver MRI?

What is Fasting?

Fasting means not eating or drinking for a period. But do you need to fast for an MRI?

Check Your Instructions

Always check the instructions your doctor gives you about eating before your MRI.

Why Might You Fast?

Sometimes, doctors ask you to fast to get a clearer picture of your liver.

How Long to Fast?

If needed, you might have to fast for about 4 to 6 hours before the scan.

You can usually drink water, but avoid other drinks like juice or soda.

Can You Drink Water?

Take your regular medicines unless your doctor tells you not to.

What About Medicines?

Day of the MRI

Wear comfy clothes without metal and leave jewelry at home!

During the MRI

You'll lie still on a table that slides into a large machine.

Once it’s done, you can eat and drink as usual.