Have you ever had an MRI?

I had an MRI today (liver). It was really interesting first you have to take off anything that may intefere with the procedure. They put an IV in your arm and they give you breathing instructions. They strap you to a board (they have blankets if you’re cold) stick plugs in your ear, give you headsets (so that you can listen to their instructions on how and when to breath) and then they push you inside a tube but not before giving you an emergency call button.

Being inside the tube was the most interesting part to me. It made me think about what it must be like to lay inside a coffin (which wasn’t as bad as i had imagined). As i lay there i wondered if anyone ever gets inside to clean it (lol). Sometimes you slide up and down inside the tube. I thought it would have been nice if the radiologist would have told me before he jolted me but thats okay because other than that he was nice.

The noise was really funny. I started to feel as if i was in some sort of spaceship because of the weird noises. With some of the different noises i would get a warm sensation. I can’t describe it though. It was just weird not painful just weird.

Finally they pull you out and remove the straps, the headset and ear plugs. Don’t pull your own ear plugs out because it feels good when the radiologist does it.

Did you have a good or bad MRI experience? What was the MRI for?


  1. R. Gaspari says:

    I’ve had an MRI but it wasn’t nearly as emotional as yours.

    The radiologist generally doesn’t participate; just an MRI tech.

    The loud noises are from the gradient coils which allow for localization of region.

    My MRI was for an injury I had to my knee.

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