If you have additional questions about your
prodcedure, feel free to contact us at any
time. The information listed on this site is NOT a substitute for medical
advice from your physician or other medical professional.
General questions and answers about the
procedures and how to prepare for imaging.
How long will my exam take?
It varies from
procedure to procedure. Depending on the type of exam that you are having, it
may take anywhere from a half an hour to 3 hours.
What should I do
to prepare for my exam?
The prep for each type of exam varies. You will
be given instructions on what you should do before your exam. If you have
questions about the preparation, contact your doctor or a professional at ADI.
What will happen during my exam?
The MRI table will
slide you into the scanner, so that your body is in the middle of the scanner.
The scan will begin when you are ready. It is extremely important for
you to hold very still during the scan in order to get the best quality images
I am getting an MRI is there anything that the staff needs to know about
Besides complete information about your medical history, your doctor
and the MR staff must know if you have any metal in your body which cannot be
removed, including: pacemakers, implanted insulin pumps, aneurysm clips,
vascular coils and filters, heart valves etc. VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT
ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE SCANNED IF YOU HAVE A PACEMAKER OR OTHER IMPLANTED
MECHANICALLY, ELECTRICALLY OR MAGNETICALLY ACTIVATED DEVICE. UNLESS
SPECIFICALLY ORDERED BY THE RADIOLOGIST, YOU WILL NOT BE SCANNED IF YOU HAVE
METAL IMPLANTS IN THE HEAD REGION.
What is a CAT Scan?
A CT or CAT scan is the term that
describes a radiologic test known as computed tomography. This diagnostic
imaging procedure uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to
produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of organs and body parts
such as lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, pelvis, extremities, brain, spine and
How long will it take for results?
tests are read within 24 hours by ADIs local radiologists and then
forwarded to your referring physician.