There are many reasons your doctor may order an MRI. Generally, an MRI can help your doctor identify what is causing your health issue so that he or she can diagnose you accurately and prescribe a treatment plan. Depending on your symptoms, an MRI will scan a specific portion of your body to diagnose: Tumors.
What should I do before a brain MRI?
You should not have to do too much to prepare for a head MRI. You may be able to eat, drink and take your medications as usual. However, if your doctor ordered a scan for other parts of your body, such as your abdominal region, they may instruct you not to drink or eat four to six hours before the test.
When is gadolinium used in MRI?
Gadolinium contrast medium is used in about 1 in 3 of MRI scans to improve the clarity of the images or pictures of your body’s internal structures. This improves the diagnostic accuracy of the MRI scan. For example, it improves the visibility of inflammation, tumours, blood vessels and, for some organs, blood supply.
Can I get an MRI scan without a referral?
You can refer yourself for your MRI scan and don’t need a GP referral. If you require an MRI with contrast please complete the enquiry form.
Can I request my MRI results?
Diagnostic Imaging On the day of your appointment you can request a copy of your images and results with the staff in the MRI department or the staff at the Radiology front desk.
What are the pre and post procedures of a MRI?
Nursing Responsibilities: MRI Pre and Post Procedure. It is an imaging test that uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create images or pictures of your body in detail. It has become the preferred procedure for diagnosing a large number of potential problems in many different parts of the body.
Why is the patient schedule so important and who should be?
Ensuring that your patient schedule allows the necessary time for the patient to receives their full treatment and for the nurses to have time to review labs and monitor vascular access impacts clinical outcomes. If you want your staff to treat your patients right, you need to provide them with an ideal work environment.
When do you need to monitor a patient for a MRI?
Monitoring is indicated to patients who are great potential for change in physiologic status (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, heart rate and blood pressure) during the procedure or whenever a patient requires observations of vital physiologic parameters due to an underlying health problem.
What to look for in a pre-surgical diabetic evaluation?
Patients’ pharmacological regimen, dosages, and timing of medication ingestion should be examined. This will aid in making recommendations about withdrawal of medication before the perisurgical period, when patients will be fasting. Patients’ usual dietary intake, including carbohydrate content and timing of meals, should also be noted.