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How To Be Prepared For Your MRI Scan

 

 

HOW TO BE PREPAREDWhether you suffer from claustrophobia or are undergoing an MRI for the first time, this diagnostic imaging scan can be intimidating. Whether its the noises or lengthy scan time, we understand that preparing for this exam can be overwhelming for our patients. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered with a list of helpful MRI prep tips.

1. Pre-Procedure

There is no special week of, the night before, or day of procedure for an MRI exam. You’ve made your appointment and we’ve confirmed your time with you. Just remember if you didn’t already pay out-of-pocket online, bring your insurance card with you. Also, try not to wear any jewelry or metal objects as we will ask you to take them off before you are escorted to the exam room. Most importantly, remember there is nothing to be worried about! At Open MRI of Pueblo, we take care of you.

2. Items to bring

As we said before, make sure to bring your insurance card if you didn’t already pay our incredibly low online prices. Bring a copy of identification with you, a playlist for music during the exam, and bring a friend or family member to comfort you during the exam.

3. Items not to bring

Try not to bring any metal, jewelry, or anything else that can disrupt the MRI scan. If you do bring these items it’s no problem we will put them in a safe place for you while you are in the exam room.

4. Day of procedure

Once you arrive at our office we will ask you to fill out some patient paperwork. Next, you will be instructed to change into a hospital gown and take off any metal on your body. Then, you will be told to lie down on the MRI machine and just relax. If you brought a playlist we will play it for you, if you brought a friend to comfort you, you will be allowed to talk to them. Just make sure you lie perfectly still, the MRI will take anywhere between 15 min to an hour to complete.

5. Post Procedure

After the MRI is complete you will be able to change out of your hospital gown and into your normal clothes. Then you will get any belongings back that weren’t allowed in the exam room. Then if you didn’t already make a payment you will be lead to our front desk to show your insurance card. After all of this, you are free to go! We encourage patients to treat themselves after having to stay still for such a prolonged period of time.

We hope these helpful tips will put your mind at ease. Fortunately, MRI’s are painless and non-invasive which means they’ll be over before you know it. If you need to book an MRI appointment, schedule one at our center today!

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Radiology Roundup: What’s The Best Procedure In Radiology?

 

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Radiology boasts a plethora of procedures ranging from ultrasounds, CT scans, x-rays, mammograms, and more. It’s a bit of a battle, between all of these procedures, to be crowned the best procedure in radiology. Most radiology procedures are different but at Open MRI of Pueblo we agree that only one procedure should be king of radiology. The MRI of course!

Why is an MRI the best procedure in radiology?

MRI’s are used to take in depth looks into the human body. Using strong magnetic fields, MRI’s produce a picture of the body that can show the muscle tissue and bones in the body. How cool is it that?!

I’m not convinced yet, why is an MRI the best?

Well there are three types of MRI’s: wide, closed, and open MRI. The best type of MRI is definitely the open MRI because it increases patient comfort, provides shorter scan times, and can accommodate diverse patient height and weight. An open MRI also allows the patient to bring a friend or family member to accompany them while the scan is taking place. So you can get an MRI and talk with your loved one’s at the same time! What can be better than that?

So where’s the best place to get an Open MRI?

Well in our opinion, Open MRI of Pueblo is the best place to get an open MRI in the state. They have a friendly staff, experienced radiologists, and affordable prices for out-of-pocket patients. They are also ACR accredited, the highest honor an imaging center can receive, and puts patient comfort as it’s top priority.

So what are you waiting for? Make an appointment for the best procedure in radiology at the best place to get an MRI. Call (719) 404-0991 to make an appointment or talk to one of our staff members about any questions you may have!