how long does an mri take?
Most simple Ultrasound scans take about 15-30 minutes to be completed. Qscan MRI staff will take to you throughout the scan. If you become uncomfortable and need to move, let the MRI staff know. When the test is over, it may be necessary to wait while the images are reviewed to see if more are needed. What are the risks of an MRI? MRI itself has no harmful effects, but is not recommended during pregnancy unless under special circumstances. As outlined above, you will be asked a number of important safety questions by the Qscan MRI team before your scan. Pacemakers, some types of surgical clips in the brain (especially aneurysm clips), some artificial heart valves, bionic ears or magnetically activated pumps for chemotherapy or pain relief and some other metallic implants may malfunction in the MRI and it is not possible to have an MRI if you have any of these devices. It may be necessary to administer contrast liquid for your scan and it is important to tell your doctor and Qscan staff
The length of time for an MRI scan varies depending on the hospital and the number of body areas that need to be scanned. On average, an MRI scan to diagnose MS will take about 30 minutes. MRI is safe and painless, but it can be an unpleasant experience for some because there is little room to move and the noises from the machine can be loud. Both of these circumstances can be unnerving if you are not prepared for them. However, MRI takes a relatively short amount of time to complete and it provides the doctor with critical information for the diagnosis of MS and for assessing treatments.