Is It Safe to Have Multiple MRI Scans?

What is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a machine that doctors use to look inside your body without having to perform surgery.

How does MRI work?

The MRI machine uses strong magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of your body.

Why multiple MRIs?

Sometimes, doctors need more than one MRI to track how well a treatment is working or to check if a condition has changed.

Is it safe?

Yes, MRIs are generally safe. They don't use radiation like X-rays, so they're safer to use multiple times.

MRIs make loud noises during the scan, but these sounds are just the machine working to capture images.

MRI Sounds

You'll need to remove metal objects because the strong magnets in the machine can pull them.

Preparing for an MRI

During the scan

You lie down inside a large tube and need to stay very still to get clear images. Sometimes, you might hear instructions through a speaker.

Feeling a bit warm?

It's normal to feel a bit warm during an MRI scan; it’s just the machine at work.

Always follow your doctor's instructions about having multiple MRI scans. They know what’s best for your health.