Step one is to relax. East Bay Upright MRI has
been providing MRI scans for over 12 years and has worked
with thousands of patients – we know what we are doing.
Our staff offers excellent patient care and assistance for
every step along the way. Our equipment is the best in the
industry and provides our patients with the most comfortable
scanning ever offered. No more cramped and claustrophobic
machines that force you to lay on hard surfaces for hours.
Our brand new Multipositional MRI equipment is comfortable,
quite and fast.
It is very important that we obtain your insurance information
before your appointment so we can get pre-authorization for
Preparation for your appointment
Unless specified by your physician, there is no special diet
or fasting necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your
appointment for registration. When you arrive for your appointment,
you will be assisted with any billing or insurance questions.
You will be asked to complete a Medical History form and will
be required to read and sign a Patient Consent form. If you
would like you can complete or review these forms before you
come for your appointment and bring them with you. The technologist
will review your paperwork and then begin your examination.
Most scans take between 20 to
60 minutes, depending on the physician's instructions and
upon the body part or condition that is being scanned. You
may be able to wear your own clothes, depending on any metal
content, or a comfortable garment will be provided. During
your scan you will be close to the technologist all along
For the vast majority of people, there is no danger associated
with having an MRI scan. However, advise your technologist
if you have any of the following:
• aneurysm clips, rods,
screws, or metal plates
• artificial cardiac valves
• bone or joint replacement
• metal fragments
• pregnancy or nursing
• previous surgery (brain, eye, ear)
• hearing aids
• wire mesh stents/coils
• other embedded metallic objects
• patients with cardiac/pacemakers or implanted
defibrillators cannot be examined using MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging has no known side effects.