As someone caring for a man with advanced prostate cancer, you have a lot of responsibilities. Chances are you're involved in everything from medical appointments to emotional support, health insurance, and communicating with doctors, family, and friends.
It's a lot to take on, and you may feel unprepared. But you can make the tasks more manageable -- and get the support you need, too.
Not being able to lie on back for 30 to 60 minutes
Claustrophobia (fear of closed or narrow spaces)
How Long Is the MRI Exam?
Allow 1 1/2 hours for your MRI exam. In most cases, the procedure takes 45 to 60 minutes, during which several dozen images may be taken.
What Happens Before the Exam?
Personal items such as your watch, wallet (including any credit cards with magnetic strips - should not be brought into the room with the MRI machine in it.The credit cards will be erased by the magnet), and jewelry should be left at home or removed prior to the MRI scan. Secured lockers should be available to store personal items.
What Happens During the Exam?
You will be asked to wear a hospital gown during the MRI scan.