Question: Can MRI Results Be Seen Immediately?

Why would MRI results be delayed?

More specifically, patient motion, claustrophobia, and late arrivals are the most common reasons, according to a March 26 article in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Out of more than 34,000 MRI scans at nine imaging centers operated by Emory University, nearly 17% of the exams were delayed..

Can an MRI be read immediately?

The results from an MRI scan are typically interpreted within 24 hours, and the scans themselves are usually given immediately to the patient on a disc after the MRI is complete.

Do MRI techs know results?

All of the center’s imaging techs are trained and licensed to administer exams like x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and mammograms. They are also trained to politely decline requests for test results. The Imaging Center’s protocol is to tell patients their results must come from their doctor.

What will an MRI reveal?

MRI can be used to detect brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, developmental anomalies, multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, infection, and the causes of headache.