Metal objects not made of iron or steel can interfere with your exam. Colored contacts will need to be removed. Hair pins, jewelry, coins, watches, keys, dentures or partial plates, cell phones, bank/credit cards (magnetic waves can erase anything with a magnetic strip) and/or hearing aids are a few examples of what we will ask you to remove. A secure locker will be provided for you to place your belongings.
The average complete MRI scan will take between 20-60 minutes, with the average exam lasting approximately 40 minutes. This is the time for one exam – if multiple scans are ordered, the time will be lengthened. During this time, 100+ pictures will be taken.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact the MRI unit directly at 616-464-6175 and we will be happy to help you.