The technologist will position you on a sliding table making sure you are comfortable for your MRI exam. While your exam is being performed the technologist is able to communicate with you using an intercom. Some patients find it difficult to remain still during certain parts of the examination. If you tend to be claustrophobic or feel confined, your referring physician can prescribe you a mild sedative to help you through the examination, however, you will need to have a driver for your transportation.
Depending on the part of the body being examined, a contrast agent may be used to enhance the visibility of certain tissues or blood vessels. During the exam you will experience a tapping or knocking noise, to help disseminate the distraction we recommend earplugs.