The infographic below, MRI Preparation: What to Expect, explains what happens before, during and after the test. From your point of view as a patient, there’s nothing in the infographic that will scare you, but there are several things you’ll learn that are very important.
The test is normally completely painless and does not involve radiation. What is does is helps doctors diagnose a wide range of condition that would be otherwise difficult to diagnose using other procedures. MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It’s a test used to diagnose many diseases and conditions. An MRI scanner is a large tube, open at both ends, containing powerful magnets and radio waves that create detailed images inside the body.
For more on MRI’s and what you can do to prepare for the procedure, check out the resource below!