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Provider MRI Ordering Guide

Location Information

Location Information

Hours of Operation

Spartanburg Medical Center: 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (on call for emergencies)

North Grove Medical Park: Monday - Wednesday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Pelham Medical Center: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bearden Josey Breast Center: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Spartanburg Medical Center - Mary Black Campus: Monday - Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

 

MRI Department Phone Number

Spartanburg Medical Center: 864-560-7805

North Grove Medical Park: 864-560-9014

Pelham Medical Center: 864-849-9270

Spartanburg Medical Center-Mary Black Campus: 864-573-3997

 

After Hours Phone Numbers

Spartanburg Medical Center: 864-560-5420

Pelham Medical Center: 864-530-4664

 

    Procedures and Diagnostic Services Provided

    Procedures and Diagnostic Services Provided

    Abdomen

    • No food by mouth (NPO) 4 hours prior to exam.

    Brain

    • No prep needed.

    Contrast studies

    • ​​​Light meal before exam if needed
    • Creatinine levels are needed for ANY of the following conditions:
      • Less than 55 years old (ACR Guidelines)
      • History of diabetes
      • History of cancer
      • History of renal disease

    Extremities

    • No prep needed.

    MR Angiography

    • No prep needed.

    Pelvis

    • No prep needed.

    Prostate

    • No prep needed.

    Rectum

    • Drink bottle of magnesium citrate night before exam.
    • Fleet enema 1 to 2 hours prior to scan.

    Miscellaneous

    • Imaging is available on both 1.5 Tesla and 3 Tesla scanners.
    • Bariatric imaging is also available.
    • Anesthesia must be requested upon scheduling. All anesthesia cases must be performed at SMC and PMC.
    • Orbit x-rays must be performed prior to all MRIs if the patient has had metal removed from the eyes, unless Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has performed an orbit x-ray in the past and there is no new metal in the eyes.
    • All patients are pre-screened by our pre-access department 1 to 2 days before their MRI to ensure the safety of any implant a patient may have in their body (performed to rule out any MRI contraindications that could potentially harm the patient well enough in advance, so that another test may be ordered).