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Updated attire for MRI

7 Nov 2021

We are currently modifying our MRI procedures at the Thompson Institute. Important changes regarding MRI attire are outlined below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone (07 5456 3892), reply by email (labs@usc.edu.au), or discuss with us in-person during your next visit.

Cotton scrubs are now required for all participants

Many modern fabrics include small traces of non-MRI safe material, such as silver-infused fabrics often found in active-leisure wear. Therefore, in line with updated recommendations from The Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), the Thompson Institute is requiring that all participants undergoing an MRI change into our newly purchased MRI-safe scrubs for the duration of the MRI session. Several different sizes of 100% cotton shirt scrubs and full-length pant scrubs have been purchased, and participants will be allowed to choose their own size.

Importantly, participants may continue to wear their underwear underneath the scrub pants but should avoid moisture-wicking fabric. All other items of clothing and accessories (including bras and crops) must be removed. If preferred, multiple scrub shirts or scrub pants can be provided. As always, private change rooms and storage lockers for personal items are available.

We appreciate your commitment to LABS, and we hope that our changes to MRI attire are viewed positively, as they reflect our continual commitment to maintaining MRI safety standards. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have.