If you have been informed by your doctor that you are going to need an MRI Denver, you may not know what to expect, especially if you have never had one before. When you hear the words “MRI Denver”, you must admit it does sound kind of scary. In reality, though, once you know what the experience will be like, it’s really not that bad.
For most MRIs, your doctor will probably tell you that you cannot eat or drink anything for a certain number of hours before the procedure. This is because they want to make sure there is no food or drink in your body that will interfere with the machine’s ability to see what it needs to see. Follow your doctor’s instructions to the letter, so you don’t have to have a second MRI when the first doesn’t work.
When you get there, the hospital will ask you to change into a hospital gown and to remove all your jewelry. Metal interferes with the MRI, so everything like rings, earrings and bracelets will have to be removed. You are not allowed to wear a bra either, as it will have metal in some of its parts.
You will be given ear plugs, as the MRI machine is quite loud. Put them in, and then lie where the technician tells you to lie down. The bed will be moved into place and the MRI will begin. Don’t be afraid as, if you have any problems, you can communicate with the technician through an audio system that’s in place.
The MRI will take around 30 to 45 minutes, the machine will stop and the technician will pull the bed out from inside the machine. Congratulations. You just had your first MRI.