Can you imagine lying really, really still for at least 15 minutes? That is the reality of patients who need to complete a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Even if you could keep still for that long, a scan could take up to 15 – 90 minutes! Patients need to lie as still as possible so that the MRI machine can capture images used to detect and diagnose diseases. Even the tiniest patient movement can distort the final image that is returned.
Have you ever had to retake a photograph on your phone but the sun was shining way too
brightly in the background, causing the subject to appear with a halo? Maybe your arm just
wasn’t within reach and those 10 family members just couldn’t fit inside the frame, leaving
someone just ever so slightly on the outskirts?