Do I have to lie still when I have an MRI?
Yes, it is important to minimize movement
in order to achieve the best imaging results. The quiet, restful
environment and the multipositional scanner at the East Bay Upright
MRI Center is certainly conducive, of course, in helping a
patient to be relaxed and to lie quietly.
Because a scanning session will often
include a series of individual scans, you will probably be
given the opportunity, and you can certainly request it beforehand,
to find a more comfortable position in between one scan and
the next. If you follow instructions as closely as possible,
in all likelihood your images will be "just what the
doctor ordered."If you find that you are uncomfortable
in any way, the attending technologist will be able to help
you find a position in which you can rest comfortably. They
will also have a number of "props" at their disposal
that will help you "rest easy" and help them obtain
the best picture possible.