During your MRI you will lie on a padded table. We do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible. The table then moves into the MRI machine. It is very important that you lie as still as possible so the best possible picture can be obtained. During the exam you may hear loud knocking sounds. We offer ear plugs and various music options to help cut out the noise and to help you feel at ease. Should you feel any discomfort throughout the MRI exam, you will have the opportunity to inform the technologist via intercom with the simple press of a button. The time spent on your MRI will vary based on the exam protocol and the body part that’s being examined. Each exam typically lasts about 30 minutes. A contrast material may be used for some MRI studies. If contrast is needed, it will be injected by IV. You will be made to feel as comfortable as possible during your entire time at Specialty Imaging Associates.