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<div class="ExternalClass038C1ADB67814DF39648A6AB4312CB04"><div><div><p>MRI provides a means of "seeing" inside of the body in order to identify certain diseases or abnormal conditions.</p><h2>Is MRI right for me?<br></h2><p>MRI has become the preferred procedure for diagnosing problems in many parts of the body. MRI can be used to see differences between healthy and unhealthy tissue in the brain, spine, joints, abdomen, blood vessels, and other body parts.</p><p>The most important part of preparing for your MRI is determining whether you have any metal or surgical implants that may be affected by the magnetic fields used in the MRI process. If you have any of the following, please contact one of the Vancouver Coastal Health MRI facilities:</p><div><ul><li>Pacemaker<br></li><li>Aneurysm clip<br></li><li>Implanted electronic device<br></li><li>Cochlear implant<br></li><li>Recent surgery in the past 6 weeks<br></li><li>If you are pregnant<br></li><li>History of any eye injury involving metal fragments<br><br></li></ul></div></div></div></div>231 East 15th Street(604) 984-5885<div class="ExternalClass1A2AF9E1EB6342F58AA3EBB8C38CAE24">Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.</div>(604) 984-3792V7L 2L7BC<div class="ExternalClassC378E83743FB41A3AE863FB2EEA0A5D3"><p>Visitor parking is available in the hospital parkade, by the 15th Street entrance to the hospital.</p><p>Hourly parking rate is $2.00 to a maximum of $10 per day. Two-week parking passes are available at $45.<br></p><p><a href="/_layouts/15/DocIdRedir.aspx?ID=VCHCA-1797567310-1376" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Download parking rates for VCH facilities</a><br></p></div>49.3220039,-123.06749969999998<div class="ExternalClass84A56EE7FB72473CA261CFD099411786"><p>​English. An interpreter must accompany patients who do not speak fluent English or the exam may be cancelled.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassF78CD07F3D244931B18655773AA6C856"><div>Referral required</div></div>Located in G33 on the ground floor.Lions Gate Hospital

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