Radiologist Training, Experience Make the Difference
Neuroradiology MRI is a very specialized area of medical imaging offered by Washington Radiology. Our physicians who read Neuro-MRI exams are highly experienced board-certified neuroradiologists. They have specialized training and fellowship practice in medical imaging related to health conditions affecting the head, brain, neck, orbits, spine and related structures and coverings. Neuroradiology MRI offers an extremely detailed patient assessment.
12505 Park Potomac Avenue, Suite 120, Potomac, MD 20854
P: 240-223-4700 | F: 240-223-4701 HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
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Frequently Asked Questions
Preparing For Your MRI Exam
Patient peace of mind starts with the right preparation. To obtain the best possible study results, it is important that you follow the instructions below.
During scheduling, a Washington Radiology team member will review with you the preparation instructions specific to your MRI exam. These instructions are repeated here for easy reference.
In addition to the written order from your doctor, please remember to bring to your appointment any prior images or reports from outside Washington Radiology if related to the reason for your visit with us.
For all MRI patients, we request the following:
- Inform us if you have a pacemaker, artificial heart valves, have any metal objects in your body, are pregnant, or are nursing.
- Continue to take any medications prescribed by your doctor unless otherwise directed.
- Wear comfortable clothing without metal zippers, buttons, hooks etc.
- Because of the magnetic field, we also ask that you not wear any metal hair clips or eye makeup which may contain small metallic flecks which can interfere with your scan.
- Please leave jewelry and valuables at home.
- A secure locker will be available to leave metal objects, like your keys and watch, in a safe place.
- MRI contrast policy: Prior to injection, we perform Creatinine testing on all gadolinium contract cases. If test results prohibit the use of a contrast medium, a non-contrast study will be performed in most cases.
MRI WITH AND/OR WITHOUT CONTRAST
- No food or fluids 2 hours prior to your exam.
If you have any follow-up questions about these important MRI preparations, please contact the Washington Radiology office where your exam is scheduled and ask to speak with the nurse.