State-of-the-Art Diagnostic MRI

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses magnetic waves and computers to make pictures of the inside of the body. It can make 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pictures. 

What Can You Expect with an MRI at Rose?

Rose’s registered MRI technologists are highly trained and we aim to provide you with a very good experience. Below is some information about what to expect when you get an MRI at a Rose Medical Center facility:

  • Safety & Privacy: Your privacy is very important to us. We carefully screen each of our patients for the presence of metallic implants and materials so special precautions can be taken.  Please notify the MR technologist if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
  • Duration: Depending on the MR exam you are having, the exam itself may take up to 60 minutes to complete.  There are times when appointment times are delayed due to emergent cases from the ER.  We will keep you informed about delays.
  • Contrast: Your physician may have requested contrast for your exam, which is most often administered through a small IV placed in your arm or hand.  The MR technologist will take time to answer any questions that you may have.
  • Discharge Instructions: The images taken during your exam will be interpreted by a Board Certified Radiologist within 48 hours.  You will receive test results from your ordering physician.  If you had a contrast study today, please be sure to drink extra fluids after your exam.
  • Your Exam Results and Copies of Images: You can access your radiology report online through MyHealthOne, our secure patient portal, seven days following your exam. Please stop by our front desk to get your medical record number which will allow you to access your information. In addition, we are happy to provide you a CD of your images on request. We will ask that you sign a release form for your medical information. 

Preparing for Your MRI

We want you to be as fully prepared as possible for your MRI. Two examinations require a preparation before the scan:

Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) preparation:

  • Nothing by mouth (food or water) 4 hours prior to exam 

MRI Enterography preparation:

  • Exam will always be at the main hospital (4567 E. 9th Ave)
  • No food or drink by mouth 4 hours prior to exam
  • Arrive 1 hour before the test
  • You will need to drink contrast prior to the scan