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Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180


Perfusion


If you have been booked for an MRI with Perfusion you will be asked to arrive at the MRI 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. The Perfusion technique is done by obtaining a Brain MRI with and without contrast. The contrast agent used by Elliot MRI is called Gadavist and requires that an IV be started in either your arm or hand.

MRI Safe clothing will be provided for you. 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. This device has prism technology which allows you to see outside of the machine, either looking at the Technologists or the picture window depending on the site you are scanned at. You will be given hearing protection as the MRI machine makes a series of loud noises. You will also have the option of listening to satellite radio.

During the contrast portion of the MRI timed pictures will be acquired to enable the Radiologist to see color mapped images as well as time point curves. These specialized scans will be used in combination with your other brain images and a formal report of the results will be sent to your referring physician. Your MRI results will be explained to you by your referring physician.