Important information to know

ABOUT MR Neurography

MR Neurography (MRN), also known as MR Imaging of Peripheral Nerves (PNI), is an advanced, noninvasive technique used to diagnose disorders of the peripheral nerves. With MRN, we can detect and image nerve structures to diagnose a wide range of nerve and spine diseases. Our advanced technology and expert radiologists allow us to:

  • Visualize nerves, lesions and injuries
  • Detect pain source
  • Obtain high resolution images for improved diagnoses and guided treatment plans

Like other MRI procedures, MR Neurography does not use radiation, so it can be particularly helpful for patients who are younger or who may need to undergo multiple studies in the future.

Patient information

Arrive 30 minutes early to complete paperwork. Inform your referring physician if you have ever experienced claustrophobia. If necessary, your doctor can prescribe a mild sedative before your appointment. If you receive medication, bring someone to drive you home.

  • Contact us to find out if you have any restrictions on what you can eat and drink before your appointment.
  • Take your regular medications prior to your exam.
  • Bring your insurance information, as well as any applicable diagnostic films.
  • Leave valuables at home. No metal objects can be worn during your scan (such as watches, jewelry, keys, or cell phone).
  • You may be asked to wear a hospital gown or your own clothing if there are no metal snaps or zippers.

Notify our staff in advance if you:

  • Have implanted devices
  • Have any serious health problems
  • Have had any surgery within the last six to eight weeks
  • Have ever had surgery on your brain, ears, eyes, or heart
  • Have metal in your eyes, or work with metals
  • Have a bone or joint replacement or any prosthesis
  • Are or may be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Weigh more than 550 pounds

Once your scan is complete, you may resume normal activities and diet. If you had a contrast injection, the technologist will give you additional instructions in case of discomfort or delayed reaction.