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Inside an MRI machine

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Every time I have an MRI, I fill out the same safety form again. The form never changes, no matter how many times I fill it in.

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

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.

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

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.

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

My scales are normally of my brain, and this is the headpiece used to hold my head in place.

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

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

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

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

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

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

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

And my partner Jay checking me out in the machine.

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

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

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

 

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

Inside an MRI machine with LadywithMS

2 thoughts on “Inside an MRI machine

  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.

  2. This was cool! I agree with Spencer, they are just a regular old thing for me too – I’ve learned to semi-nap / meditate until it’s over 😉
    I love that you shared this and you had hospital employees who were so agreeable 🙂

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