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<div class="ExternalClass9584C0E065BD46A9B1E73F288F68F7DA"><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?</h2><div><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><ul><li><p>pacemaker</p></li><li><p>aneurysm clip</p></li><li><p>implanted electronic device</p></li><li><p>cochlear implant</p></li><li><p>recent surgery in the past 6 weeks</p></li><li><p>if you are pregnant</p></li><li><p>history of any eye injury involving metal fragments<br></p></li></ul></div></div>855 West 12th Avenue(604) 875-5453(604) 875-4366V5Z 1M9BC<div class="ExternalClass09E022B16DE44003BAB787F026E301C6">​Parking is available at our two visitor lots located on the VGH campus:<br><ul><li>VGH parking lot is located off Laurel Street, between West 12th and West 13th Avenue</li><li>The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health</li></ul></div>49.26010950000001,-123.1234632<div class="ExternalClass1C2C42BD76FF4B8FBBE7B3BB5A80BEB9"><p>​English. An interpreter must accompany patients who do not speak fluent English or the exam may be cancelled.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass017CC1F28D044804BB2F53EB6D1365B9"><p>​A referral is required. </p></div>Vancouver General Hospital - Centennial Pavilion

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