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Appointment Scheduling: Call 617-754-9500 between 8AM & 6PM

For the convenience of our patients, we offer MRI exams throughout the day and evening at several locations on our Boston campus. Please see our locations page for more information.

When you call, we'll ask you for basic information such as your Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center number or your Social Security number. We'll ask you what type of test you need to schedule, and will schedule you for the best possible time. If you need to reschedule your exam, you can call us back and we'll be happy to arrange a better time for you.

When you call to schedule your exam, we'll also give you important information about preparing for the exam. If your doctor has scheduled the exam for you, and you have questions regarding the preparation or the procedure itself, you can call our patient information line at 617-667-XRAY. This line is available 24 hours a day.

Your physician will have several tasks to perform:

  • Complete the necessary paperwork to order the test (similar to writing a prescription for medication)
  • Fax, mail, or place the order in our computer system
  • Call us to schedule a test for you or have you call us directly

Filling Out Your Public Safety Questionnaire

An MRI examination involves the use of a very strong magnet. For your safety, we request that you complete our safety checklist before beginning your exam. Several versions will be provided below to allow you to complete it before arriving at the medical center.