Everything you need to know about MRI
How MRI scans work
What you can expect
MRI scans are loud due to switching electronic currents directed through coiled electromagnets. Ear plugs or headphones are used during the scan, allowing you to listen to music. You’ll also be given a buzzer to speak with the radiographer if necessary.
The day of the scan
(unless told otherwise)
Arrive 20 mins prior to fill out paperwork
Your MRI will be analysed and reported
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to collect images.
No, an MRI will not cause fillings in your teeth (if in proper condition) to dislodge or come out. The metal in most fillings is not affected by the MR system’s magnetic field. However, fillings may cause some distortion of the images if you are having a scan of your neck, brain or facial area.