You will be required to remove objects such as jewellery, watches, belts, shoes, wallets, dentures etc. Some scans require you to change into a patient gown.
Safety in MRI is essential, overall MRI is a safe procedure however, any previous surgical history needs to be investigated. If you have a pacemaker, aneurysm clip, heart valve replacement, neurostimulator, cochlear implant, injury from a metal fragment, metallic foreign body or a drug infusion device please notify staff beforehand. Patients with these implants may not be safe enough to scan. So further investigation is needed before your scan.
Most MRI scans do not involve any preparation. However, some abdominal imaging requires fasting of up to 8 hours. MR enterography requires a special diet plan to be carried out and the instructions and bowel preparation can be collected prior to the appointment.