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LiverMultiScan is a safe and painless MRI scan that takes as little as 10 minutes.
During an MRI scan, you lie on a flat bed that moves through a hole in the scanner. You can wear loose clothing so long as it has no metal, but each site may have different rules such as requiring you to wear a gown.
The MRI scanner is operated by a radiographer, who is trained in carrying out imaging investigations. You will be asked to lie still, breathe in and out and hold your breath for several seconds while your liver is scanned. During this time, the scanner will make loud tapping noises. This is the electric current in the scanner coils being turned on and off. You’ll be given earplugs or headphones to wear.
Once the procedure is finished, your image scans are sent to a secure reporting laboratory to be quantified. The report will usually be sent to your referring physician and provides summary values of three characteristics of your liver as well as images. Your physician will explain your results to you, and you can learn more about what LiverMultiScan can tell you about your liver here.
For me, I didn’t feel anything. I just had a bit of a chill out for ten minutes. I laid back and relaxed. It was wonderful.
The MRI is quite comprehensive and the fact it is presented on a screen and you can see the colour changes and differences. It’s amazing. The presentation, I’ve never seen anything like it in all the years I’ve been involved.
I find it very empowering and reassuring you get so much information because in the past it’s felt like you go to the doctors and you just get the highlights. Having something like this feels really empowering as a patient.