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.
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.
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.
My scales are normally of my brain, and this is the headpiece used to hold my head in place.
There is a mirror above your eyes to help you see out of the machine.
It gets cold in there... Particularly when you are only wearing a hospital gown. Say yes to the blanket. Always.
The view the radiographers see when I am in the MRI machine.
And my partner Jay checking me out in the machine.
There is a pressure release hatch (I like to think of it as the escape hatch) in every room with an MRI.
And finally, a close up of the pressure release hatch in the room with the MRI machine.