As a Patient

  • MRI uses strong magnets, so you will be asked to remove your watch, jewelry, and other metal objects.

  • You may be asked to remove your makeup, which may contain some metal.

  • The test takes 30-60 minutes.

  • You may be injected with contrast (a special “dye” that improves the MRI image).

  • You will lie down on a platform that slides into the magnet.

  • After your test, you can get back to normal activities right away. If you were given contrast, it will pass naturally through your body within a day.


  • Siemens Avanto with TIMS technology, 1.5T


  • Monday through Friday - 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • After hours, images are transmitted via teleradiology systems for a preliminary interpretation from a radiologist.

  • Questions? Call us, 217-464-7589.