On the day of your abdominal MRI, wear comfortable loose fitting with no metal fasteners to your appointment. However, you may be asked to wear a gown during the exam.
Guidelines about eating and drinking before an MRI exam vary with the specific exam. Unless you are told otherwise, you may take food and medications as usual.
Tell your radiologist or technologist if you have any serious health problems, or if you have recently had surgery. Some conditions, such as severe kidney disease may prevent you from being given contrast material for an MRI.
Although noncontrast MRI exams are safe in pregnancy, women should always inform their radiologist or technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.
MR angiogram may require you to receive an injection of contrast into the vein of your arm. MRI contrast should not be given to a pregnant patient unless there is a life-threatening emergency. If there is any chance you could be pregnant, please inform the radiologist or technologist.
You should inform you radiologist of any prior adverse reaction to MRI contrast. Some conditions, such as severe kidney or liver disease may prevent you from receiving contrast material during an abdominal MR angiography exam.
What you can expect during a abdominal MR angiography exam: