Can an MRI be read immediately?

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asked May 19 in Other- Health by maahsan (420 points)
Can an MRI be read immediately?

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answered May 19 by bawac34618 (300 points)
Yes the results of the MRI can be read immediately after the MRI imaging is done.

When you're done taking the MRI test then the image can be seen immediately afterwards and examined.

However while the doctor or MRI specialist may view the MRI image right away you may not get full test results back for a few days.

That is because the MRI image is usually sent off to another lab to take a look at and examine it more closely.

Sometimes the results from the MRI may just be read and told to you immediately and then sometimes if the doctor sees something else that needs further investigation then the doctor may send the MRI image off to someone else who can further examine it.

Then they can get back to you with the results.

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