MRI Expectations

What can I expect during my MRI scan?

  • The duration of the procedure will vary but the average is 45 minutes to one hour per body part.
  • You will be required to lie still during the actual MR scanning. Depending on the body part that is being examined, you may be instructed to hold your breath for up to 30 seconds.
  • The magnet is permanently open on both ends. It is well lit and there is a fan for patient comfort. There is also a two way intercom system for communication between patient and technologist. The part of the body being scanned will be placed in the middle of the magnet.
  • During the actual imaging, you will hear a loud intermittent banging noise. You will be provided with earplugs or head phones to minimize the noise during the procedure.
  • The technologist will also provide you with an alarm button to alert the technologist of any discomfort you may experience at any point during the MRI exam.
  • Some MRI exams require an injection of intravenous MRI contrast. Inform the technologist if you experience any discomfort during the injection.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as we are an essential service, we are taking the following precautions to ensure patient safety:

  • AffordableMRI.com only treats ONE patient at a time; therefore reducing patient traffic and transmission of illness
  • AffordableMRI.com has the same 1.5Tesla quality magnet as offered by area hospitals...but with far less staffing
  • AffordableMRI.com has the lowest cost (*299 per MRI scan) in the Indianapolis region
  • AffordableMRI.com patients enjoy a new, state of the art facility that is designed for only outpatient treatment. Therefore, there are no "in-patients" or ill patients coming to our facility for treatment