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How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?
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Dr. Sean MacKenzie
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 20 - 45 min
Depending on your ability to lie still, the size of the MRI magnet and the computing software used, it will likely take from 20 to 45 minutes for the scan.
You should allow 90 minutes total for registration, preparation, positioning and instructions.

In brief: 20 - 45 min
Depending on your ability to lie still, the size of the MRI magnet and the computing software used, it will likely take from 20 to 45 minutes for the scan.
You should allow 90 minutes total for registration, preparation, positioning and instructions.
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
In brief: Usually 30 min.
Usually about 30 minutes, give or take a bit, is the total time needed for a non contrast MRI.
The total scan time is less, but there has to be some time for positioning and quick scans for proper alignment. There are multiple short scans done, each usually taking 2 to 8 minutes a piece, depending on the scan sequence used. Addition time and scans sequences can be done and are optional.

In brief: Usually 30 min.
Usually about 30 minutes, give or take a bit, is the total time needed for a non contrast MRI.
The total scan time is less, but there has to be some time for positioning and quick scans for proper alignment. There are multiple short scans done, each usually taking 2 to 8 minutes a piece, depending on the scan sequence used. Addition time and scans sequences can be done and are optional.
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