Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180
If you have been booked for an MRI of your shoulder 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.
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 affected shoulder acting as an antenna. We will position your arm down by your side and will support it using pillows.
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 shoulder MRI is typically 20-25 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.