Insanely loud MRI -- why?
October 29, 2008 1:51 PM Subscribe
Why are MRI's so freaking loud?
posted by virga to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I had to get an MRI today as a result of a car accident, and I was shocked at how incredibly loud it is while in the mangeto-tube. It sounded, and felt like, several jackhammers were going off all around me. Nothing like being in a confined space, strapped down, and having it sound like the entire machine is going to collapse around you.
Anyone have any information on why this happens?