MRI

Questions the Central Scheduler May ask when scheduling an exam:

  • DOES THE PATIENT HAVE A PACEMAKER? IF YES, MRI CANNOT BE PERFORMED.
  • DOES THE PATIENT HAVE RENAL INSUFFICIENCY OR RENAL DISEASE? IF YES, PLEASE INFORM THE MRI DEPT AT EXT. 3111.
  • HAS THE PATIENT HAD LUMBAR SPINE SURGERY?
  • HOW MUCH DOES THE PATIENT WEIGH? PLEASE BE SPECIFIC. IF PATIENT WEIGHS OVER 350 LBS, PLEASE CALL MRI FOR EXAM APPROVAL.
  • IS THIS EXAM TO BE PERFORMED ON THE PATIENT’S RIGHT OR LEFT SIDE?
  • PLEASE HAVE THE PATIENT BRING A CURRENT LIST OF MEDICATIONS THEY ARE TAKING TO INCLUDE NONPRESCRIPTION AND HERBAL MEDICINES.
  • WHAT INSURANCE DOES THE PATIENT HAVE AND DOES IT REQUIRE PRE-CERTIFICATION?

MRI /MRA

Instructions:

  • Please allow up to 60 minutes for this exam.
  • You may be given an IV contrast for your exam.
  • BRING A LIST OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER AND HERBALS.
  • ABDOMINAL MRI STUDIES– YOU MUST NOT EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT
  • IF YOU ARE BREASTFEEDING AND YOU RECEIVE IV CONTRAST YOU WILL NEED TO STOP FOR 24 HOURS AFTER THIS EXAM.
  • IF YOU HAVE A PACEMAKER YOU CANNOT HAVE THIS EXAM DONE.
  • IF YOU HAVE CLAUSTROPHOBIA (FEAR OF ENCLOSED SPACES) OR ANXIETY,YOU MAY WANT TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN.

Please be sure you bring the prescription with you on the day of your exam or have your physician fax it to: 217-479-5875 If you have any questions regarding your test please call the MRI Dept at 217-245-9541 ext 3111. If you have questions regarding your appointment time or need to reschedule, please call Central Scheduling at 217-479-5696.

The Central Scheduling Department hours are Monday – Friday 8am – 5:00pm.

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New Start Date for Walking for Wellness

Posted on: September 21, 2017

Walking for Wellness at the Jacksonville High School Bowl returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Monday, Oct. 2. The Walking for Wellness program provides a safe place in which to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session. On average, 75 people walk at the JHS Bowl each day the program is open—resulting in about 6,400 “encounters” with community members during the five months each year that Walking for Wellness is in session. Walking for Wellness is also offered year-round at First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main, in South Jacksonville. The church is open to walkers Monday-Friday 12:30 to 3 p.m. Walkers there should use the south entrance. There is no cost to participate in Walking for Wellness. Registration is not required. For additional details on Walking for Wellness, please call Passavant’s Marketing and Communications Department, 245-9541, extension 3129.

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