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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

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Orbit MRI

If you have been booked for an ORBIT MRI you will be asked to arrive at the MRI 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. The Orbit MRI is similar to the brain MRI with additional images specific to the eyes. This type of exam requires 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.

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.

In the scan room you will be asked to lie on your back onto an MRI coil (camera) and an additional coil will be clicked in place acting as an antenna. You will be provided with an eye mask to prevent motion of the eyes during this scan.

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 brain MRI is typically 20-25 minutes without a contrast injection. The total length of time is 30-35 minutes if a contrast injection is needed.

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