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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Clinica Ochoa of Marbella has both an open MRI and a 1.5 T MRI, one of the few existing in Spain, incorporating the latest technologies. 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI, MR or MRI) is a scan that allows the study of the internal organs of the human body by capturing images by layer. A resonance makes each image sweep for between 2 and 10 seconds so the test typically takes 10 to 15 minutes.

The open MRI has a “c” shape that avoids the feeling of being in an enclosed space for patients suffering from claustrophobia.

Does it require the use of any drugs?

In some cases, it is necessary to inject a dye into a vein of the patient during the scan. Sometimes, it is necessary to use sedation for the patient to be completely still during the scan. A full scan can last from 30 to 45 minutes. If the patient has received sedation, they will be monitored until they wake up. Subsequently, the patient may get dressed and return to their normal activities.

How should the patient prepare for exploration?

The patient should fast if sedation or intravenous contrast is needed.

 Are there any contraindications?

If the patient has a history of drug reactions, allergies, asthma or serious illness, or has a metallic object or prosthesis implanted they must inform the clinic prior to the scan.

When can the patient collect the results of the test?

Exploration and radiological reports may be picked up by the patient within 4 to 5 days.