Dec 30, 2020
Tips for Getting Through a MRI
MRIs can seem daunting. You’re in pain and your doctor needs an imaging study to find out what’s going on inside your body.
You must lay down for 15 to 60 minutes and stay still while the machine does its job. Oh, and the MRI machine makes a lot of loud buzzing, clicking and knocking noises.
How on earth to you do this?
Mind over matter.
Our SOS MRI Technologists would like to share for the best ways to get through an MRI
Relax, relax, relax. Relax the body and the mind. If you are uncomfortable, in pain, or cold let your technologist know! They’ll add cushions or blankets to try and get you as comfortable as possible. Your MRI technologist will talk to you and update you during the exam.
There is no longer music playing during your MRI, but letting your mind wander can be helpful! Here's a few things you can think about while passing the time:
Once you’re on a thought path like this, the scan will be over in no time!
Do you have an MRI coming up or know someone that does? Consider these tips and click to learn more about what to expect during your MRI.
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