how long does an mri take?

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how long does an mri take?

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The three i had have been about 45minutes long so anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, they will let you know before you go in how long it should take

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What is MRI? Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technology that uses a strong magnet and radiofrequency waves to produce pictures or “images” of your internal organs and structures. Because MRI allows your doctor to see inside your body from any angle with great clarity, it gives doctors a wealth of information more quickly and in many cases, more economically than past tests and exploratory surgeries. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE An MRI takes approximately 45 minutes. Better visit the hospital atleast one hour advance in that.

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About 20 minutes for a full head MRI series if you don’t move at all. Longer if you move a bit. Just lie super super super still and it will be very quick! I got to see pictures of my brain right away – way cool.

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Most exams take between 30 to 45 minutes. You will be told exactly how long it will take when you schedule your appointment. What type of scanner is it? Our MRI is a GE Short Bore 1.5T HDx closed unit. What can I expect? You will be asked to lie down on a scanning table that slides into a large donut shaped ring. Once you are correctly positioned, the MRI tech will go to an adjoining room. The tech will be able to see you and you will be able to communicate through an intercom system. The technologist will tell you every time the table will move and how many minutes each portion of the scan will take. As the scan begins, you will hear a knocking sound from the machine that pauses and repeats the sound. This is the sound the scanner makes when it is generating a harmless magnetic field that creates the image. Your doctor may request an injection of contrast for a more clear image of certain structures. How do I prepare for the exam? There are no special preparations, however there are a

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Just stay still & listen to your favorite music station. It will be over in a couple of hours. If you stay still, it may only take 30 min to 1 hr. But, most people can’t handle staying perfectly still for very long.

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