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MRI – Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MRI is a non-invasive imaging tool used to aid in diagnosis, staging of progression of illness and treatment planning. It uses a powerful magnetic field and radiofrequency waves rather than radiation to see the structure and function of organs in the body. Images have superior soft-tissue contrast and can differentiate between tissues, bones, muscles, spinal cord, etc.
Appointments and Referrals
We are here to support you. You may reach us at 416-469-6401 (the main DI line) from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you require assistance outside of regular business hours, you may choose one of the following options:
- Leave a voice mail message at 416-469-6401
- Send us an email at @email
What to expect
Before entering the MRI exam room, you will be asked a series of screening questions by the MRI technologist to ensure it is safe for you to complete the exam.
It is important to let the technologist know if you have worked with metal (grinding or welding), experienced an injury with a metal object penetrating your skin, and if you have tattoos or any surgeries that involved the use of metal rods, places, screws, clips, etc.
You will be asked to change into a hospital gown and remove your watch, jewelry, hearing aids, glasses, wigs, eye prosthesis and piercings.
When possible, please leave all jewellery and personal items at home.