MRI's are loud.
October 13, 2012 11:35 AM Subscribe
Will MRI machines ever get softer?
posted by lettuchi to health & fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi all. I had an MRI(normal, not functional) of my brain yesterday on a 3T Skylar Wide-bore machine. They gave me a mirror so that I could see my feet, it was well lit, and physically I was very comfortable. The tunnel was much larger than when I got an MRI 5 years ago.
But GOSH DARN the noise! Every time they started a new scan, I jumped, even though I was expecting a loud noise and there were a few warning clicks before hand.
I know the noise is related to the magnet, but as technology progresses, will these machines ever get softer?