Having an MRI: Page 6 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 A Radiology technician will meet you in the room and help you get comfortable on the table. You may be positioned head first or feet first, depending on what your doctor needs to see. The table moves up and down and back and forth. The table goes into the machine and back out again when your pictures are done. Your job will be to lie as still as a statue with your arms at your sides.