Metal fragments in your eyes or in any other part of your body (Tell your doctor if your work involves metal filings or particles.)
Implanted port device
Metal plate, pins, screws, or surgical staples
Metal clips from aneurysm repair
Any other large metal objects in your body (Tooth fillings and braces are usually fine.)
You will remove any metal objects (eg, jewelry, hearing aids, glasses).
may be taken to see if there are any metal objects in your body.
You may be:
Given ear plugs or headphones to wear (The MRI machine makes a loud banging noise.)
Allowed to have a family member or friend with you during the test
Description of the Test
You will lie face down on your stomach on a moveable bed. The bed will slide into a large, cylindrical magnet. Your breasts will hang into cushioned openings. You may be hooked up to monitors. These monitors will track your pulse, heart rate, and breathing. The technician will be in another room and give you directions via an intercom. A magnetic field will be produced to generate three-dimensional images of your breast tissue. As this happens, you will hear loud banging noises.
The MRI may require contrast material to make the pictures better. In this case, you will receive an IV in your hand or arm. Contrast material will be injected through the IV.
After the Test
You will need to wait until the images are examined. In some cases, the technician may need to take more images.
If you took a sedative, do not drive, operate machinery, or make important decisions until the sedative wears off completely.
If you are breastfeeding and receive a contrast dye, you and your doctor should discuss when you should start breastfeeding again. Information available has not found any ill effects to a baby if a mother has had contrast dye.
How Long Will It Take?
About 1-½ hours
Will It Hurt?
The MRI images will be sent to a radiologist. Your doctor will receive the report and talk to you about the results.
Call Your Doctor
After the test, call your doctor if any of the following occurs:
Worsening of your symptoms
Any allergic or abnormal symptoms, like a rash or swelling if you were injected with contrast dye
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a