Q: 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.

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