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“ICU and Med Surg Unit – everyone went above and beyond to keep me comfortable. They including the Respiratory aides were all good to me. Everyone took great care of me. Dietary staff was very pleasant. All the nurses were great and tended to my every need with a pleasant attitude. The doctors were great and was very informative and made me smile! Everyone at the Meadowlands Hospital was very nice to my family.”
— Susan S., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/3West Patient, June 2017
“My nurses were amazing and the candlelight dinner was great! (MHMC staff) made sure my visitors were comfortable. Doctors always kept me informed of my son’s health. On discharge, nurses made sure I knew what I needed to take care of myself at home. I really loved my stay at this hospital.”
— Shanice R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, April 2017
“All staff at the Meadowlands Hospital were concerned and helpful.”
— Mary C., Meadowlands Hospital Emergency Room Patient, July 2017
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.
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.