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If you have been booked for an MRI of your abdomen you will be asked to arrive at the MRI department 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
After the safety screening has been completed you will be provided a locker where you can safely lock your valuables. We encourage you to leave as many valuables as possible at home. MRI Safe clothing will be provided for you.
Abdominal MRI requires the injection of a contrast agent. The contrast used by the Elliot is called Gadavist and requires that an IV be started in either your arm or hand.
In the scan room you will be asked to lie on your back onto an MRI coil (camera). An additional camera is placed over the abdomen and acts as an antenna.
You will be given hearing protection as the MRI machine makes a series of loud noises.
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You will also be given the option of listening to satellite radio if you would like.
We will be giving you breathing instructions for this exam and will hear the technologist instruct you through the headphones.
The length of an abdomen MRI is typically 30-35 minutes and will require you to hold very still. MRI scans are sensitive to motion and any motion may obscure information the Radiologist uses to make a formal report. The formal report of the results will be sent to your referring physician who will explain the results to you.