Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and computer-generated radio waves to create detailed images of the body's organs and tissues.

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Hospital Las Américas is pleased to make this service available to you due to its great importance in the diagnosis of different medical pathologies.

The requirements to be able to carry out this study are the following:

  • If it is a study indicated by a doctor, have the indications to carry it out. Take into account that an MRI study can be performed in different areas of the body and with different objectives.

  • You must come in comfortable, easy-to-remove clothing as you will be required to change into a patient gown for your safety.

  • You must remove from your body all metal objects such as watches, chains, bracelets, bras and other metal accessories that are indicated.

  • Inform your healthcare professional if you have any known bullet fragments, prostheses, or metal plates in your body. (Lead dental shims or titanium prostheses and plates are not magnetic and are not an inconvenience for the study)

  • Consult the technician about any object that causes you doubt before entering the MRI room.

  • During the taking of images you must lie down and not move. Tell your healthcare professional if you have claustrophobia or any other impediment to staying in the correct position.

  • The study lasts approximately 20 minutes to 1 hour. You can sleep as long as you maintain the correct posture.

  • The images will be reported within 24 hours for normal studies and 2 hours for emergency studies.

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