A Knee MRI at Radiology Associates; What to Expect.

What is MRI?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a test that uses a computer, magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images of the inside of the body. MRI can be used on all parts of the body, including a specific area causing trouble or concern.
How to prepare for your MRI exam:
  • Eat normally
  • Take your medication
  • Depending on exam type, Technologist or Assistant may request that you change into a gown
What to wear to your MRI exam:
  • You will be asked to change into a gown as some clothing may cause artifacts on the image.
  • Please wear cotton undergarments
Tell your MRI technologist if you have:
  • pacemaker
  • ear implants or hearing aids
  • surgical staples
  • neuro-stimulator
  • aneurysm clips
  • body piercings
  • implanted drug infusion devices
  • have you worked as a welder or grinder of metal?
  • any orthopedic implants such as nails, screws, rods, or plates
  • bullet fragments, shrapnel, or any other foreign bodies
  • are you pregnant?
Your MRI results?
After the procedure, your examination will be read and interpreted by one of our board-certified radiologists who specializes in MRI. Our radiologist will share the results with your doctor, and your doctor will provide you with results.