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Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180


Chest MRI


If you have been booked for an MRI of your Chest 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 however we encourage you to leave as many valuables as possible at home. MRI Safe clothing will be provided for you.

Your test may require an injection of MRI contrast. The Elliot MRI department uses Gadavist and requires an IV be started in either your hand or your arm.

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 chest acting 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.

The length of a chest MRI is typically 30-35 minutes and will require some scans where we will instruct you to hold your breath.