An MRI with TLC.

Getting an MRI might feel like taking a big step, but there’s nothing to worry about. Here’s what to expect before, during and after your exam.

BEFORE YOUR EXAM

Please arrive 15 minutes early, and remember to bring your photo ID and insurance card. Your out-of-pocket payment is due at the time of service, and we accept check, credit card or Money Order. Wear 100% cotton clothes without metal zippers, metal buttons, under-wire or metal of any kind. We also have scrubs available for your convenience. When possible, leave all jewelry and other valuables at home. Finally, we love kids, but please no unattended children under 13 in the lobby!

DURING YOUR EXAM

An MRI is the best way to non-invasively scan the human body. It does, however, require you to be still while it scans, and the machine can be noisy when running. But don’t worry, we’ll provide you with earplugs or a headset so you can listen to your favorite songs from Pandora® or Spotify®. All you have to do is lie still and relax.
During your exam, our MRI Technologists will be close by to make sure you’re comfortable and let you know exactly what’s going on.

AFTER YOUR EXAM

Once your MRI scan is complete, you’ll receive a CD with a copy of the scan for your medical records. Within 24 hours, your doctor will receive the scan results from a Cleveland Clinic radiologist.

Don’t forget to grab a freshly baked cookie on your way out!

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