While making your MRI appointment you will be asked the following questions. If the answer is yes to any of the questions, there may be a chance you might not be a candidate for MRI.

Have you ever been treated for cancer?
Is there a possibility you are pregnant?
Are you currently breast-feeding?
Are you a metal worker by occupation or hobby?
Did you ever have anything removed from your eyes? (such as metal shavings or rust particles)
Did the doctor say they were completely removed?

Do you have any of the following?

Cardiac pacemaker
Implanted cardiac defibrillator
Aneurysm clips
Carotid artery vascular clamp
Insulin or infusion pump
Implanted drug infusion device
Bone growth/fusion stimulator
Cochlear, otologic or ear implant
Any type of prosthesis (eye, penile, etc)
Heart valve prosthesis
Artificial limb or joint
Electrodes (on body, head or brain)
Intravascular stents, filters or coils
Shunt (spinal or intraventricular)
Vascular access port and/or catheter
Swan-Ganz catheter
Any implant held in place by a magnet
Transdermal delivery system (Nitro)
IUD or diaphragm
Tattooed makeup (eyeliner, lips, etc.)
Body piercing(s)
Any metal fragments
Internal pacing wires
Aortic clip
Metal or wire mesh implants
Wire sutures or surgical staples
Harrington rods (spine)
Metal rods in bones
Joint replacement
Bone/joint pin, screw, nail, wire, plate
Hearing aid (Remove before MRI exam)
Dentures (Remove before MRI exam)
Breathing disorder
Motion disorder

Important Things to Remember:

Notify your physician and HIPA's staff if you think you are or if there is a chance you may be pregnant or breast-feeding.
Please arrive for the test metal free; do not wear any clothes that have metal buttons, snaps, zippers, etc.
Please remove all jewelry.
Remove dentures and hearing aids.
Please arrive for exam 15 minutes early to verify registration information and provide further health information for your exam.
Bring your insurance card, PHOTO ID,  Dr.'s orders, and/or referral on the day of your exam.
Bring prior x-rays or scans from other imaging centers with you on the day of your exam, if you are instructed to do so.
Make sure all account balances that are patient responsibility are paid in full.
You can check your account with our billing department by calling (908) 806-2700.