Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Breast
How It Feels
You will not have pain from the magnetic field or radio waves. The table you lie on may feel hard and the room may be cool. You may become uncomfortable from lying in one position for a long time.
Some people feel anxious (claustrophobic) inside the MRI machine. You may be given medicine (sedative) to help you relax.
If dye is used, you may feel some coolness and flushing as it is put into your vein.
In rare cases, you may feel:
- A tingling sensation in your mouth if you have metal dental fillings.
- Warmth in the breast. This is normal and
does not need treatment unless it becomes bothersome. Tell the technologist if
- Have any breathing problems.
- Feel sick to your stomach.
- Have a headache.
- Feel dizzy.
- Have pain.
- Feel a burning sensation.
- Have itchy skin.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference March 8, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology