East Bay Upright MRI has been providing MRI scans
Step one is to relax. East Bay Upright MRI has been providing MRI scans for over 11 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
Preparation for your appointment
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.
Aneurysm clips, rods, screws, or metal plates.
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.