What happens if I cough during an MRI?

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a large machine that helps doctors see inside your body without any surgery!

Inside the Machine

When you're in an MRI machine, it's important to stay very still so the machine can take clear pictures.

Feeling a Cough Coming?

Sometimes, you might feel like coughing during the scan. It's okay—it happens!

What If I Cough?

If you cough, the MRI might get a blurry picture. But don't worry, it's usually not a big deal.

The technicians who operate the MRI are prepared for this. They watch you through a window and can talk to you.

The Technicians Are Ready

If the image gets too blurry, the technician might repeat the scan of that part. It just takes a few extra minutes.

Can We Repeat?

Staying Comfortable

If you feel like you need to cough, you can signal the technicians. They might adjust your position to make you more comfortable.

Just a Small Pause

Remember, a little cough won't ruin the entire scan. It might just need a small part to be redone.

So, even if you cough, it's not a problem. The MRI can still do its job, and you'll be just fine!