How Does an MRI Test Work?

How Does an MRI Test Work?

An MRI test uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed images that are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. They are a safe, painless, and effective tool used to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions without radiation. MRI tests can examine the internal organs and soft tissue in specific areas near the brain, spine, joints, and bones to detect any injuries, tumors, diseases, or abnormalities. They provide detailed information that is valuable for diagnosis and treatment. 

How Long Does an MRI Test Take?

On average, an MRI test takes between 30 minutes to an hour, but it can take longer depending on the type of scan being performed and the area that is being scanned. Full-body scans, and MRI scans that involve the use of contrast, typically take slightly longer than standard MRI scans. Patients should also consider the amount of time it will take to fill out the necessary forms and remove all metal objects. 

MRI Test at Michigan Diagnostics

If you need an MRI test in Oak Park, MI, St Clair Shores, MI, Madison Heights, MI, or the surrounding areas, Michigan Diagnostics Center can help you. We are open seven days a week, provide evening and weekend appointments, are American College of Radiologists Accredited, and have results ready within 24 hours of testing. Our focus is always on patient comfort. We have secure and private changing rooms and multilingual staff. To learn more about us, call us at 248-244-0757 or contact us online.

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