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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180


If you have been booked for an MRI of your hip you will be asked to arrive at the MRI 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. The hip MRI may require an injection of contrast. The contrast agent used by Elliot MRI is called Gadavist and requires that an IV be started in either your arm or hand. Your doctor and/or Radiologist will determine if you will need the contrast prior to the start of the exam.

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.

Hip Mri ScanIn the scan room you will be asked to lie on your back onto an MRI coil (camera) and an additional coil will be placed over your pelvis and acts as an antenna. You will have the option to go into the MRI feet first if you would feel more comfortable this way.

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 hip MRI can vary depending on the indication. Hip MRI without contrast is typically 20-25 minutes and 30-45 minutes when contrast is needed.

A formal report of the results will be sent to your referring physician who will explain the results to you.