Someone may stay with you during the exam. Other family members and friends are welcome to wait in our comfortable waiting room.
The MRI contains a padded bed on which you will lie during the exam. A small antenna may be placed near the area to be scanned, and the portion of your body that is being scanned will be moved into the machine opening. An MRI technologist will be in continual voice and visual contact with you. Exams usually last 20-45 minutes. The exam consists of a series of 4- to 7-minute scans. You may hear a variety of sounds during the scanning periods. You should remain very still during the scanning periods, as any movement will may negatively affect your scan images.