If you have never had an MRI done before, you might not know just what it is that you should expect. This can cause some people to become extra nervous about the entire process. However, by taking a little bit of time to review the following information, you may not have to worry about becoming overly nervous. Here are some of the things that you can expect about the process:
You Will Need To Be Able To Remain Still
The entire length of the MRI imaging process can be up to an hour long. That is for each body part that they have to examine so you could be there much longer if there is more than one part that they need to examine. During the imaging process, you will be expected to stay completely still. However, this does not mean that you have to remain still for the entire length of time. There will be pauses or breaks throughout the process and the technician will let you know when it is time to stay still and when you can relax again.
You Will Have Access To A Call Button
Even though most facilities now have open MRI machines, some people can still experience some discomfort or fears during the MRI. If at any time you need the assistance of the technician, you can simply press the call button and they will come back into the room to help you out.
There May Be Some Loud Noises
It is not uncommon for people to hear some banging sounds during their MRI. This is just the machine doing it's thing. In order to keep you distracted and comfortable, you may be provided with noise canceling headphones or headphones that allow you to listen to some music. If you are able to listen to music throughout the MRI imaging process, you might find that the time will go by faster and that it will not be as worrisome as you might have originally thought it to be.
Now that you have a better understanding of what it is you can expect, you will want to go ahead and schedule your appointment if that has not been done already. The sooner you get the MRI done, the sooner your doctor will receive the results from the test. You can then move forward with a new treatment plan if there is a need for it.