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Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180

Why does MRI take so long?

The average MRI exam takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes. We are taking hundreds, sometimes thousands of images and it takes the machine several minutes to acquire these slices. We scan axial (top to bottom) sagittal (right to left) and coronal (front to back). The MRI requires that you hold still during the entire set of knocking noises as any movement blurs the images and makes it difficult for the Radiologist to see the information.

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
River’s Edge 603-663-8480
Londonderry 603-552-1485