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What is happening after MRI scan

Following your scan you will be able to go home. You can eat, drink and resume your normal activities straight away. If you have had a contrast injection you may be required to remain in the waiting room for up to 30 minutes, following this...

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Is there any risk during MRI scan

You will notice once the scan begins it is very loud; this noise is created due to the magnetic fields. We will provide you with earplugs and ensure these are fitted correctly before starting the scan. If your scan is particularly lengthy you may start...

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What will happen to you during MRI scan

The MRI scan is very noisy, the length of the scan will vary depending on the area of the body to be examined; times can range from 20 minutes to two hours.  You will be asked to lie on a couch and keep as still...

Preparing for your MRI scan

Before your scan the radiographer may ask you to change into a hospital gown, where necessary. Please feel free to bring your own dressing gown or metal-free clothing with you. You will be asked to place your belongings in a secure locker, no metallic items...

What is the Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans with the use a strong magnetic field to give detailed cross-sectional images of soft tissue, muscle, nerves and blood vessels. MRI is commonly used at NHNN to diagnose many diseases and injuries including stroke and intracranial bleeds, neuro-oncology, dementia, cognitive...