Can You Smile for a Camera in an MRI Machine?

What is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a big machine that doctors use to look inside your body!

Entering the MRI Room

Before you go in, you must remove all metal objects because the MRI is like a super-strong magnet!

Lying Down on the Table

You'll lie on a sliding table that goes into the MRI machine.

Can You Smile?

Inside the MRI, it’s important to stay very still. Even smiling can blur the pictures!

Moving changes the images. It's like when your phone camera blurs if you move it while taking a photo.

Why Stay Still?

There's no camera inside the MRI machine, so no need to smile for a photo!

No Camera Inside

What You Hear

While inside, you'll hear loud knocking sounds. That's just the machine working!

Feeling Comfortable

If you feel nervous, you can squeeze a ball to let the technician know you need help.

Once the MRI is done, the table slides out, and you can move and smile all you want!