Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  P. G. Shriver, iRichard Rydon, iLem Yedowicz, iPinckney Rivers, iJansen Estrup, iPamela Ackerson, iMichael Thal, i

  Home > Health/Wellness > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Linda E. Meckler

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 383 Titles
· 10 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jan, 2008

Linda E. Meckler, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Architecture:the making of metaphors
by Barie Fez-Barringten

Architecture: The Making of Metaphors Author: Barie Fez-Barringten Date Of Publication: Feb 2012 Isbn13: 978-1-4438-3517-6 Isbn: 1-4438-3517-X ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Dust Carried on the Wind Book 2 Continuum
by Fern Lutkins

It centers around the three headed dog Cult Ceberus and ritual sacrificing...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

   Recent articles by
Linda E. Meckler

Taking a Chance
Genesis 1 the Six Days of Creation
EKG's Can be Scary
Why Do People Volunteer
Stores Get Paid Why Not Medical Providers
Yes you can understand Medical Insurance Contracts
Why I wrote my auto-biography
150 Year Anniversary of the Bancroft Ranch House Spring Valley Historical S
Make a Decision About Your Medicare Plan
Family News Face Book
School Bully's
Pixie A Basketball Adventure
           >> View all

10 Pointers When Getting An MRI
By Linda E. Meckler   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008

Share    Print   Save    Become a Fan

Do you know what an MRI is? Have you ever had an MRI? Did you become claustrophobic while you were in the MRI Machine? Do you leave the MRI with a headache? If you have answered yes or no to any of these questions, read on.


A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is high quality images of the inside of your body. This is achieved by using a high magnetic field and radio waves. This test will determine your diagnosis. A report will be dictated by the radiologist and sent to your ordering physician.


An MRI is used by your medical physician to receive a comprehensive medical report dictated by the Radiologist. In this way, your physician can make an accurate medical diagnosis.


No this does will not hurt you. It is a non-invasive test. The only thing it will do is annoy you with the loud noise it makes through out the test.


(a) Do you have any tattoos on your body?

(b) Do you have any metal in your body?

(c) How much do you weigh?


(a) Lock your valuables in a locker. Especially, any credit cards or any card with a magnetic strip.

(b) You can not take any metal object into the MRI room at all for you safety.

(c) You absolutely can not wear anything with metal on it. So if you are wearing jeans with a zipper, snap or button, they will have to be removed. A woman cannot wear a bra if it contains any metal. The safest garment to wear is a hospital gown.

(d) Remove all your jewelry and l leave it in your locker.

(3) THE MRI:

When you are actually ready to have the MRI you will be asked to lie down in a long cylinder. Depending on the part of the body to be scanned - you might or might not have your head inside the cylinder.


There are some open MRI machines and these are especially useful for people who are claustrophobic. I was just recently told by an MRI technician, although people prefer the open MRI machines, they are not as accurate in the testing results as the enclosed MRI machine. In either machine the top and bottom are not enclosed.


When you are placed in a MRI machine you will hear a variety of noises. I always relate these noises to men breaking up cement with those very noisy drills. These noises although very annoying to you, are very necessary for achieving a reading on the MRI scan.


While you are in the machine and being scanned you need to lay very still. You can not move. If you move you will ruin the image or picture the technician is taking and it will have to be repeated.


a) Keep your eyes tightly closed and never open them while you are inside the canister.

(b) Use earphones with your favorite radio station in your ears. Sometimes, this is not possible, you only get ear plugs which are useless.


If you are really claustrophobic you need to inform your ordering doctor about this fact. A sedative will be arranged for you to take before you reach the MRI Center. Always bring someone with you to drive and make sure you get home safely if you have taken a drug.


Most of the time you may be able to eat before and MRI but there are times when you will not be allowed. You will be instructed if you need to be NPO at the time of your MRI.


The dye which is used is called gadolinium. It has less of a reaction than any other dye used for other testing. It is used to receive a clearer image of the area which is being scanned.

Thank you for reading my article. Please feel free to read any of my numerous articles on various subjects.

Copyright Linda E. Meckler. 2007

Linda is the author of her first published book, “Ghost Kids Trilogy. "Christy, 12 and her Brother Brad, 16 moves into an old house on top of a mountain and meet two Ghost Kids.

Then we have a mysterious, magical Blue Vase where Uncle Charlie the villain is trapped. He wants out of the Blue Vase and exchange he will tell Christy and Brad where Pirates’ Treasure is Hidden.

Take a walk with Christy and Brad down a dark hall hunting for Pirates” Treasure. You will think were you there right there with them.

Love, Family Values and Charity burst off the pages.

Check out my new 4 E books Titled:

How To Appeal Medical Bills

Appeal and Collections Letters for Medical Providers

Boost Your Self Esteem and Blossom

Stop Computer Pain on my website

Check out my website


Web Site: Linda Meckler

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Books by
Linda E. Meckler

How to Format An E Book With Hyperlink to the Table of Contents

Outline for Children with Special Needs To Tell Their Story and Become an A


Outline 4Parents and Adult with special Needs

Pixie A Basketball Adventure


How To Fight Your Medical Insurance Nightmares

Buy Options
Signed copy!
Amazon, more..

The Bear Chase

Adventure In Niagara Falls

Barnes & Noble, more..

Death with Dignity: The Case For Legalizing Physician-Assisted Dying by Robert Orfali

“Orfali approaches this agonizing subject with common sense informed by extensive research and an acute sensitivity to the dilemmas faced by dying patients and their families and d..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Body Trauma - a writer's guide to wounds and injuries by David Page

Body Trauma covers the overall organization of the US trauma system, how doctors evaluate and treat trauma victims, as well as special sections on specific injuries such as impalem..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.