Does MRI take 1 hour?

What's an MRI?

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

Why do people get MRIs?

Doctors use MRIs to look for injuries or check if everything is okay inside your body, like with your muscles and bones.

Getting Ready

Before the scan, you’ll need to remove any metal objects because the MRI is like a huge magnet!

How long does it take?

Some people think it takes a long time, but it usually depends on what part of your body is being scanned.

If the doctors only need to check a small area, it might only take about 15 minutes.

A Quick Scan

For more detailed scans, like of your brain or spine, it could take about an hour or more.

A Longer Look

Staying Still

It’s super important to stay very still during the scan to get the best pictures.

What does it feel like?

You won’t feel anything during the MRI. You’ll just hear some loud noises, like knocking or tapping.

Once it’s done, you can go back to your day. There’s no pain and nothing to worry about!