Request an appointment online or call us to book your appointment. Once your appointment is booked, your forms will be available on the patient portal.
Notify our staff if you have any metal or medical/mechanical devices in your body. This exam may NOT be performed if you have a cardiac pacemaker, defibrillator, cerebral aneurysm clips or a metallic hearing implant. You must remove all jewelry and any other metallic objects such as hearing aids, jeans with metal zippers, body piercings and removable dental work. Wearing a sweat suit with no metal may prevent you from having to change into a gown.
24 hours prior to the MRI/PET scan
Refrain from any strenuous activity and do not eat or drink any caffeinated products (no coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, etc.), decaffeinated products or juice. Eat a low carbohydrate diet (no bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, cereals, beans or sweets). Chicken, fish, eggs, beef, cheese, bacon and green vegetables are all okay to eat.
On the day of the MRI/PET scan
You must not eat, drink, smoke or chew for 6 hours prior to your exam time. Water and medications are okay.
Remove all jewelry and any other metallic objects such as metal zippers, body piercings and removable dental work. Wearing a sweat suit with no metal may prevent you from having to change into a gown.
Additional prep for MRI/PET with I.V. contrast
If you have impaired kidney function, are diabetic or are 60 years of age or older, we will perform an i-STAT creatinine level at the time of your exam to assess your kidney function. It is important to inform us if you are taking the medication hydroxyurea when making your appointment. Keep hydrated before and after your exam.
Bring with you to the appointment:
Prescription from your doctor.
Current insurance card.
Authorization number from your insurance carrier.
Any forms you completed at home.
Credit card or cash for your insurance co-pay.
Any relevant imaging studies that you have from another facility, including the reports. We like to compare the MRI/PET with any previous studies to assist in the diagnostic process.