Medicover’s MRI device is called a closed machine, so the patient may feel confined. However, the good news is that this can be mitigated by the fact that the machine’s diameter is larger than average with its 70 cm. During the examination, the patient does not feel anything.
When any magnetic-responsive material — joint prosthesis, nail, screw, metal valve, pacemaker, tourniquet, implant, etc. — is implanted in the body. These can move out of place during the examination in a strong magnetic field and, in severe cases, cause injury and make the resulting image of the organ being examined invaluable. Nowadays, after surgeries, patients receive a document stating whether or not they can be examined with MRI with the built-in implant. If the patient is prone to claustrophobia, the test may be difficult to be performed.
MRI has no side effects, rarely the contrast agent can cause a reaction. In the case of pre-existing known allergies, examination with contrast agent is not performed.
The completed recording will be reviewed by the radiologist and the result will be available in our online system after 3 working days.