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PATIENTS' STORIES

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“My wife and I were particularly impressed because this was a big improvement for this hospital over past years.”
— Denis F., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, March 2017

“Everyone provided superior, outstanding quality service. My husband and I both visited the Same Day Surgery Department and we both agree that the services were great.”
— Najlasia A., Meadowlands Hospital Ambulatory Services Patient, March 2017

“Registration clerk was very efficient and nursing staff was extremely courteous. I was in major pain from a kidney stone. Quick check in, scan, diagnosis and pain relief. Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital did great.”
— Bob S., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, March 2017

MEADOWLANDS EMERGENCY

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MRI scanners carry significant safety risks for any type of metal. Therefore, all patients must complete a MRI Screening Form before undergoing the MRI exam. In addition, all non-MRI personnel wishing to accompany the patient in the MRI exam room (e.g., parent), or volunteer must complete the MRI Screening Form prior to entering the MRI room. Any MR-incompatible implants will be assessed prior to entering the MRI suite.

MRI exams customarily require Pre-certification authorizations from insurance carriers. MRI exams with contrast require the patient to be NPO for 4 hours prior to start of exam. MRCP exam requires NPO after midnight of the night before exam. MRI exams customarily take 20 minutes to an hour.


Scheduling Times

MRI exam appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday, 8am-12midnight.
Radiology’s centralized scheduling number is 201-392-3518, fax is 201-392-3239.

When Blood Work is Needed

Blood work is needed for all patients over 60 years old. In addition, please let us know if you are a diabetic, hypertensive or have kidney problems. If you have diabetes, hypertension or have kidney problems, you must have blood work done prior to the exam, particularly a BUN, Creatinine and GFR. (The technologists need this information to determine if you can have the contrast. If the levels are out of normal range, the kidneys may not filter the contrast.) If you have had blood work within the previous 14 days, you do not need a new test. Just call the doctor for a copy of the results. If not, you will need a prescription for the blood work, and you will either have to come in the day before, or the morning of your test. The exam will not be performed without the results.

MRI Screening Form