MRI Contrast Agents and Breastfeeding: What To Know

MRI Contrast Agents and Breastfeeding: What To Know

Mothers who report for a scheduled MRI with a contrast agent will naturally be curious about how safe it is to resume breastfeeding just after the procedure. Should they wait a day, or two, or a week? This is the question that a doctor asked the journal Canadian Family Physician back in 2007. Jack Newman, […]

Can People with Pacemakers Get MRI Scans?

Can People with Pacemakers Get MRI Scans?

Not so long ago, the medical community believed that once you get a pacemaker implanted, MRI scans were off limits for the rest of your life. You’d just have to make do with other imaging modalities, like X-rays. There are even reports of surgeons removing implanted medical devices, completing an MRI scan, and then replacing […]

The Truth About MRI Safety During Pregnancy

The Truth About MRI Safety During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant and your physician recommends an MRI, your first concern is likely for your baby. MRI technicians frequently receive questions about the safety of magnetic resonance imaging, particularly when patients are early in their pregnancies. The good news: MRIs are completely safe when you’re expecting, and while their use should be limited, you […]

Why You Wear Hearing Protection During an MRI Scan

Why You Wear Hearing Protection During an MRI Scan

When you schedule an MRI, there isn’t too much you need to do to prepare for it. When you arrive at the scan site, you’ll be given a gown to change into, then escorted into the MR system room; it’s simple. You’ll remove all metal objects, like jewelry, from your body. The MRI technician will […]

What to Expect from MRI Safety Procedures

What to Expect from MRI Safety Procedures

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the safest diagnostic tools available to today’s medicinal practitioners. Unlike most medical imaging modalities — think X-rays, CT scans, and PET scans, for instance — MRIs don’t expose patients to ionizing radiation. There is no pain or danger to tissues associated with the use of MRI technology. That said, […]