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Your Upcoming MRI Exam

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is used to get detailed imaging of organs and tissue in your body for diagnostic purposes and to see how well a treatment is working. If you’re scheduled for an MRI, the team at your imaging center in San Antonio will be happy to answer all of your questions about what to expect. This video will also help.

During an MRI scan, you may need an injection of contrast dye to help make the images clearer. Other than a minor injection if necessary, MRIs are completely painless. During the test, you will lay on a table that moves inside a large, circular device that is used for taking images. You’ll need to lie still for the duration of the medical imaging test. If you are concerned about feeling claustrophobic, talk to the imaging center staff, who can give you tips on how to relax.