Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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Are you confident in MRI safety? Why or why not? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: kerry - Gold Coast, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 27

I had an MRI this morning and they had to 'redo' a couple of shots. I never moved but they said one of the scans was blurred. Not from me! I felt like my brain was being cooked and 1 hour later still feel the heat in my body. When I got up off the bed and told them that I felt hot and my head was hot, they laughed and said 'yeah, it does heat up the body a bit.' At the moment, I actually feel sick.

Comment from: ConnieWonnie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I had an MRI of my uterus and every pulse caused a certain muscle to contract, it was very uncomfortable! Google “bio-effects of gradient magnetic fields”. Doctors who tell you you are imagining it are wrong, I was not scared stressed or otherwise. I had a procedure before, where a doctor entered my femoral artery, and had an x-ray machine over me, my blood was all over the screen, like a red fountain, I was awake and chatting to the staff, and wanted to even see the screen. So scared? No!

Comment from: Genoway58, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 14

This article is wrong when it says, 'the MRI procedure itself causes no pain'. My last 2 MRIs have been excruciatingly painful! It never used to be that way; something about these newer machines. I had one just this morning at the outpatient center at the hospital. As the waves intensify so does the pain. When it stops the pain subsides. They were doing my shoulder this time and it was like it was being put in a microwave oven, pain radiating down to my fingers and up to my jaw. Without changing position, when the waves (and noise) stop, then the feeling of boiling in my muscles stops too. I knew if I squeezed the ball we would have to start over, so help out so I can find out what is wrong with my shoulder. I just wish there was a less painful way to do so. In 2013 it was my Achilles tendon that had ruptured and the experience was the same! I had my hand on fire once with liquid plastic burning on it. This was way worse. I have found that a lot of other patients are reporting the same or similar experiences to mine dating back to 2009, and yet they keep saying it causes no pain.

Comment from: montana, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I was anxious along with injection of contrast. It was over in 30-40 minutes. I used earphones for music. A person guided me every step and didn't mind at all. I was worked up over nothing. I wouldn't be concerned if I needed another one.

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