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Inside an MRI machine

Every time I have an MRI, I fill out the same safety form again.

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The form never changes, no matter how many times I fill it in.

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Warning signs. There are always warning signs. Even if I am feeling fine, the warning signs are always a reminder that I am not, in fact, fine. So my advice? Ignore them.

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Normally at this point I am wearing only a hospital gown (or if I get lucky, scrubs). This time, I got to remain clothed, take my time and really look at what else is in the room with the MRI machine.

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My scans are always of my brain, and this is the head holder they use to keep my head still (although normally I’m lying down).

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Each time you go into an MRI, they make you hold an emergency button (it is attached to the cord in my left hand). I’ve never used it yet… But I have thought about it.

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It gets cold in there… Particularly when you are only wearing a hospital gown. Say yes to the blanket. Always.

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There is a mirror above your eyes to help you see out of the machine.

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Peaking out of the MRI machine.

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The view the radiographers see when I am in the MRI machine

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And my partner Jay checking me out in the MRI machine.

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There is a pressure release hatch (I like to think of it as the escape hatch) in every room with an MRI.

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And finally, a close up of the pressure release hatch in the room with the MRI machine.

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One comment

  1. What a great idea to show how getting an MRI works. Having done it several times now, I sort of take the whole process for granted … but I’m sure most people have no idea what it entails. As someone who usually overheats in the tube, I ask the techs to put fans on me … and that’s great! Anyway: nice post.


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