WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN MRI SCAN?
An MR scanner consists of an annular magnetic tunnel, colloquially known as the “tube”. If you are on the movable support table, a radio coil is placed around the body region to be examined. Thus, the signals from the body are received later.
Now you will slow down in the tunnel. During the investigation, which normally takes between 10 and 30 minutes, you should lie as still as possible and breathe evenly, as movements can affect the quality of images. Since the MR scanners loud knocking sounds, there may be offered ear protectors or headphones ahead of the investigation to you. For special investigations, it may be necessary that a special contrast medium has to be injected in order to obtain information about organ functions.