MRI hours and locations
Day, evening and weekend appointments are available.
Implants and conditions that may be affected by an MRI
The strong magnetic field of the MRI can adversely affect some conditions or implanted prosthetic devices. Our staff screens for these conditions and devices several times during the screening and history process, as a safety precaution. The types of implants and conditions we need to know about include:
- Cochlear (middle ear) implant
- Eye implant
- Pacemaker implant*
- Implanted insulin pump
- Metal fragments (including bullets and shrapnel)
- Metal particles or chips in your eye
- Pregnancy (any stage of pregnancy)
- Retinal tacks
- Surgical aneurysm clip of the brain
NSMC is now scanning patients who have a REVO or ADVISA pacemaker. If you have a REVO or ADVISA pacemaker please notify the scheduler. At this time, NSMC is not scanning any other type of pacemaker. Your doctor will be able to tell you about other imaging studies you may have.