5 Songs To Listen To While In An MRI
If you've ever had an MRI scan before, you know that it can be long, boring, and loud experience. Many patients try to come up with some sort of entertainment to avoid staring blankly ahead during a potentially lengthy scan. Staying still while in an MRI scanner is a must to ensure the image quality is ideal for diagnosing, but this can limit your entertainment options significantly. Board games? Probably not. Tai Chi? Not ideal. Listening to music, however, is the perfect, passive activity for MRI’s.
MRI machines have the tendency to beep and bloop, especially on the low end of frequencies during the scan. To ensure your music listening experience helps pass the time effectively, choosing tracks that are treble-heavy will make sure the MRI noises don’t compete. Songs that have more treble contain frequencies and pitches that are in a higher range that allows them to cut through the droning bass of the machine. Here are the top 5 songs to enjoy during your MRI.
1. Rolling in the Deep by Adele.
This song is a quality addition to your MRI playlist. Adele’s voice will overshadow any robotic MRI noises, and it may even make you forget that you are getting an MRI.
2. Anything by Maroon 5.
Let's be honest, Adam Levine voice could distract anyone from loud MRI noises. All their songs will keep your mood upbeat and if he's singing in his falsetto or upper range (which is always) you will hear it clearer than a bell.
3. Beat it by Michael Jackson.
It’s Michael Jackson and who doesn’t love a classic MJ tune? This song will keep you thoroughly entertained during your MRI scan.
4. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey.
This song is encouraging and may even tempt you to belch out the catchy lyrics. You will be inspired to believe your MRI is almost finished!
5. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix.
What can be said about this track? It's an absolute classic. Unreal guitar playing with a funky feel floats this baby up to number five on our MRI playlist.
With all of these songs, you must be sure to suppress any urges to dance. Even the most rhythmic and heartfelt movements can deteriorate the effectiveness of the imaging process. We hope these tunes will keep you entertained during your next MRI!