What is MRI Functional?
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan test uses strong magnetic and radio waves to create detailed and clear 3D images. The MRI arm with contrast uses a contrast dye that is injected into a patient before having the MRI scan. Contrast agents helps to improve the visibility of internal body structures in MRI. It is a radiation less test which creates images of the arm. These images can be stored on an electronic device which can be printed on a film. The complete procedure takes about 40-60 minutes.
Preparation for MRI Functional
- Inform your doctor and technician if you have any stents, implants or pacemakers in your body.
- At the time of the MRI you might be asked to remove any metallic coins, jewelry, metal wrist watches, metallic keys, dentures or hearing aids as the MRI uses strong magnetic fields
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor about their pregnancy before going for MRI
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.