Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What do you wear during an MRI?

i'm having one tomorrow... just wondering.. will they make me take my clothes off and put a gown on or do i wear regular clothes?
An MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The emphasis is on Magnetic, you do not have to take off your clothes for this. Simply make sure that you are not wearing anything metal that day and you should be fine. The attendant will ask you to empty your pockets of any metal objects and if you have any piercings with metal rings through them. Other than that you should be able to keep your clothes on.
if it is pre scheduled you will wear a gown only in er do they leave your clothes on and no jewelry and any piercings have to be removed your in luck had one 2 days ago lol
you get to keep your undies and socks on=you can't wear any jewellery and they give you a gown to wear
I've had a MRI done.

Wear regular clothes (they won't make you put on a gown). Make sure your clothes don't have metal in them.
Don't wear jewelry of any kind.
Wear sweats with no metal parts, like eyelets for drawstrings.

You'll be asked to remove your watch, rings, belt if you've got one, glasses, keys and change from your pockets...

That is one monster magnetic field, and you can't have any metal on you.

I can't have an MRI because I have 3 titanium plates and 7 titaniums screws in my face (hey--I broke it in 4 places in one shot!)
No metal. Those rooms are kept cold because of the machines (I work in a hospital) so try to wear warm stuff with no type of metal, like sweat pants and socks and t-shirt. They will cover you with a blanket too. You cannot move either, for at least half an hour, so you want to make sure you will be warm and comfortable.
go as comy as you can. nothing metal. wouldn't want to wear jeans cuz of the button. your best bet would be t-shirt, jogging pants, undies and socks ONLY. and hope you can stay still for awhile.
good luck and an mri does suck, lol.

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