What does a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner look and sound like?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners look like long doughnut-shaped machines. The scanner makes some very loud noises which sound a bit strange, but this just means the scanner is working properly. People can wear ear protectors to block out the loudest noises.

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