MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a technique used to get detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. It is a non-invasive, needle-free, safe procedure that uses magnetic fields or radio frequencies to generate anatomical images required for your diagnosis.
Most MRI machines are large, cylindrical magnets. You are asked to lie down on a motorized bed and once comfortable, the bed slides inside the cylindrical structure, which is open at both ends. A computer, operated by a technologist, is used to manage the scanning procedure which is located in an adjacent room to keep it away from the magnetic field generated by the scanner. The technologist can see and converse with you from the other room. An MRI usually can take 10-30 minutes, depending upon specific requirements. You are allowed to have a family member or a friend with you during the exam.
Once you are inside the MRI machine, you may be asked to hold your breath depending on the type of scan begins, if you aren’t comfortable, you may be given headphones to block the noise.
Regardless of the type of scan a patient may receive, it is very important that the patient avoids clothing with any metal zippers, underwire bras, metal clasps, or jewelry. Also, please notify the ordering physician if there is any chance that you may be pregnant.
Our mission at NY Imaging Specialists is to provide the highest-quality advanced imaging in a patient-centered and compassionate environment, with the comfort and convenience of being close to home.
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