The MRI device is noisy, a knocking, clicking, and machine noise can be heard during the examination, the intensity of which can be reduced by using earplugs.
The test lasts for 25 minutes.
In case of non-MRI compatible metal, implant, prosthesis (pacemaker, orthopaedic metal: screw, plate, nail, wire), implanted joint prosthesis, prosthetic limb, implanted defibrillator, neurostimulator, implanted drug dispenser, vascular implants (e.g. clips, vascular occlusion devices), ear implants, metal foreign body (e.g. bullet, splinter, other electronic implants) the examination cannot be performed. These can move out of place during the test in a strong magnetic field and cause serious injury.
Therefore, in case of an implant, implanted metal, prosthesis, please bring a written certificate of its compatibility with MRI examination (certified by the implanting specialist, institution) for the examination itself, which clearly states: the suitability to enter the MRI examination room, to perform the MRI examination and marking the maximum magnetic field strength (1.5 Tesla, 3 Tesla) for the device or implant. Inform the person performing the examination about the implant beforehand.
In case of a scan with contrast agent, the examination is not performed with poor kidney function.
In case of pregnancy, the examination cannot be performed in the first trimester.
Due to the fixed diameter of the closed tube, it is not possible to perform the scan above 200 kg or depending on the abdominal circumference.