Aa
A
A
Close
1456473 tn?1365831055
MRI Scan & Pregnancy
9 and a half weeks pregnant and booking in for an MRI scan on monday, is it dangerous? i googled it and they say it should be ok as long as it is not before 12 week mark. Anyone been through an MRI whilst pregnant??
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
As the Medical Education Director for an independent MRI clinic in Vancouver, BC, Canada I wanted to offer my thoughts with respect to your question regarding having an MRI while pregnant.  As is the case with many medications/medical technology, the evidence which supports/refutes the use during pregnancy is often quite limited.  

Unlike CT/Ultrasound, MRI does not expose the patient to any forms of ionizing radiation and is an exceptionally safe imaging modality.

The following website www.Radiologyinfo.org, which is developed by both the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America have posted the following information on their website as it relates to the use of MRI during pregnancy.

Pregnancy and MRI

If you are pregnant or suspect you are pregnant, you should inform the MRI technologist and/or radiologist during the screening procedure before the MRI examination. In general, there is no known risk of using MRI in pregnant patients. However, MRI is reserved for use in pregnant patients only to address very important problems or suspected abnormalities. In any case, MRI is safer for the fetus than imaging with x-rays or CT.

I hope you have found this information to be helpful.  If you have any general questions relating to having an MRI done, you may find the following patient resource page to be helpful as well. http://www.canmagnetic.com/patient-info/

All the best to you.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
AnnieBrooke commented on Green Tea and Green T...
2 hrs ago
4769306 tn?1451008167
Blank
hansen20, and KeeLolo commented on hansen20's status
3 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1476662562
Blank
KTowne Weston is about 7lbs 3ozs a... Comment
5 hrs ago
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight throughout your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Pregnancy Tracker
Track your pregnancy
Start Tracking Now
Top Pregnancy Answerers
9442948 tn?1406820051
Blank
1816154 tn?1463433618
Blank
Collage Place, WA
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
6470732 tn?1439559892
Blank
Corning, NY
2080231 tn?1444937185
Blank
Royal Oak, MI
Pregnancy: Ages 18-24 Community Resources