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Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180


Is there a bird in here?

While you are waiting for your MRI you will notice a “chirping” sound. Many patients ask about birds because it resembles the sounds a bird would make. The chirping sound you hear is a pump that the MRI machine needs to maintain is temperature. Cold water is being pumped to keep the magnet at a set temperature for scanning. This sound is normal for MRI and ensures the MRI machine is being maintained.



Thank you for choosing Elliot MRI, we hope your experience is pleasant and the scans we provide ensure answers in your healthcare journey.



Elliot Hospital 603-663-4141
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