Our equipment allows the most comfortable position for patients and provides doctors with the best scan available.



Making an Appointment
Only a doctor can prescribe an MRI, but you have the right to choose where your scan is performed. Have your doctor contact us with any questions or technical information.




As you know, patients like myself are absolutely terrified of closed in spaces, and are sent to East Bay Upright MRI because you have an open machine.
Thank God! ha ha

K. Strickland



What to ExpeCt

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.

Before your appointment
It is very important that we obtain your insurance information before your appointment so we can get pre-authorization for your test.

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 the way.

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
• dentures
• wire mesh stents/coils
• other embedded metallic objects
patients with cardiac/pacemakers or implanted defibrillators cannot be examined using MRI

Side Effects
Magnetic resonance imaging has no known side effects.