What Funny Noises Do MRI Machines Make?

The MRI Machine

MRI machines are big, cool machines that help doctors see inside your body.

Funny Noises

MRI machines make loud, funny noises when they're taking pictures.

What Do They Sound Like?

Some people say they sound like a drum beating or a jackhammer.

Why Do They Make Noise?

The noises come from the magnets and radio waves the machine uses to take pictures.

The noises can be loud or soft, and they change during the scan.

Different Noises

You can wear earplugs or headphones to block out the noise and listen to music.

Keeping You Comfortable

Staying Still

It's important to stay very still during the scan, even when the machine is making funny noises.

How Long Do the Noises Last?

The noises can last from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on the scan.

Some people find the noises funny, while others might find them a bit scary. It's okay to feel however you feel!