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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that uses magnetism, radio waves and a computer to produce cross-sectional images of body structures. The resolution is so detailed that physicians can detect tiny changes within the specific area that was scanned.

Preparing for an MRI at Morristown Medical Center

  • Wear loose-fitting closing that has no metal fasteners; you may be asked to wear a gown during the exam.
  • Guidelines about eating and drinking before an MRI vary with the specific exam and also with the facility; ask your doctor for specific instructions.
  • Women should inform their physician or MRI technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Patients with claustrophobia or anxiety may ask their physician to prescribe a mild sedative prior to the exam. A wide-bore MRI, available at Morristown Medical’s main campus, may provide additional relief for claustrophobic patients.
  • Infants and young children may require sedation to complete an MRI exam without moving. At Morristown Medical, a physician or nurse specializing in the administration of sedation to children will be available during the exam to ensure your child's safety. You will be given special instructions how to prepare him or her for the sedation.
  • Leave jewelry and other metallic accessories at home or remove them prior to the scan.
  • Foreign elements in your body can affect the MRI scan, and an X-ray may be required prior to the exam if there is any doubt about their presence. You will be asked questions about your medical history and any previous surgeries. Tell the technologist if you have:
    • Medical or electronic implants
    • An artificial joint
    • Embedded shrapnel, bullets or other pieces of metal
    • Tattoos
    • Tooth fillings or braces
  • To avoid delays, remember to bring a copy of your prescription and your medical device card if you have any medical or electronic implants.

MRI Results

Morristown Medical Center’s radiologists are board certified and fellowship trained in MRI. They will interpret your MRI images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam. He or she will discuss the results with you.

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