Why do MRI scans take so long?
Fortunately, the time required for
a scan is becoming shorter and shorter and the multipositional
scanner at the East Bay Upright MRI Center is making them even shorter.
The world's very first whole-body scan
in Dr. Damadian's prototype machine took an exhausting four
hours and 45 minutes. Most scans are now over in about 20
minutes, although it sometimes takes longer depending upon
the anatomy or condition for which the patient is being scanned.