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Are there any possible side effects of MRI scan?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: MRI Scan

There are very little side effects of an MRI scan- there is no radiation nor any contrast containing iodine.
Some MRI scans use gadolinium as a contrast to identify certain conditions-- a reaction is possible but very low. If someone has a very very low kidney function, they cannot have gadolinium, however can have a standard noncontrast MRI. Ask your doctor for specifics to you or your scan type.

In brief: MRI Scan

There are very little side effects of an MRI scan- there is no radiation nor any contrast containing iodine.
Some MRI scans use gadolinium as a contrast to identify certain conditions-- a reaction is possible but very low. If someone has a very very low kidney function, they cannot have gadolinium, however can have a standard noncontrast MRI. Ask your doctor for specifics to you or your scan type.
Dr. Elden Rand
Dr. Elden Rand
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology

In brief: MRI side effects

There are side effects to everything.
MRIs expose us to magnetic fields and we do not know a great deal about their impact. Here's a link https://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/MRI/ucm482765.htm The positive impact and use of MRIs far outweighs any potential risk. Peace and good health.

In brief: MRI side effects

There are side effects to everything.
MRIs expose us to magnetic fields and we do not know a great deal about their impact. Here's a link https://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/MRI/ucm482765.htm The positive impact and use of MRIs far outweighs any potential risk. Peace and good health.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Dr. Bernard Seif
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