How Do I Prepare for the Test?
Typically, no preparation is required before the exam. Because abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MRI) requires a contrast injection, a current creatinine test (within 45 days) is required if you are on dialysis. The creatinine test is a blood draw to evaluate your kidney function and will normally be performed at your physician’s office or lab prior to the exam. No fasting is necessary. For premenopausal women, this exam is scheduled 6-10 days after the first day of your period. You will need to remove all jewelry, hairclips, and bobby pins. In addition, you will need to remove your bra and any clothing containing metal. You will be provided a gown and a secure locker in which you can place valuables. You may take oral anti-anxiety medication as prescribed by your doctor. Iowa Radiology does not administer or prescribe anti-anxiety medications. Please ensure you have a driver.