An MRI is a painless procedure that lasts approximately 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the part of the body to be examined. The patient is required to lie down on the flat bed, a coil is placed around the body part, and the patient is moved into the scanner head or feet first. The good news is that our MRI is an Open MRI and has 270 degrees of OPEN space all around the machine, so the patient does not feel restricted or claustrophobic.
The procedure is painless and utilizes a magnet so that the patient is not exposed to any radiation. MRI scans are very detailed and allow the radiologist to detect structural abnormalities in the body. There are no side effects of having an MRI.