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Mark J. Gerscovich

Radiologist

Dr. Mark J. Gerscovich is a top Radiologist in Lithia, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mark J. Gerscovich is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mark J. Gerscovich is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mark J. Gerscovich is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Lithia, Florida, Dr. Mark J. Gerscovich is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Mark J. Gerscovich
  • Lithia, FL
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Do I need to get an IV for an MRI?

If the study is ordered as a contrast study, i.e., an MRI with contrast, you will need an IV. I also don't like needles. You can get your doctor to prescribe a lidocaine/prilocaine READ MORE
If the study is ordered as a contrast study, i.e., an MRI with contrast, you will need an IV. I also don't like needles. You can get your doctor to prescribe a lidocaine/prilocaine cream, also known as EMLA cream, which will numb your skin so you don't feel the needle. It is best to apply 1-2 hours before the needle stick (I usually do two hours) and, once applied, place saran wrap over the area and leave it in place until you get the IV.