When might an MRI scan not be suitable?
If you have any of the following you may not be able to have a scan:
If this applies to you, you must telephone the Centre since it may mean that MRI is not a safe examination for you. This will ensure that you do not make a wasted journey to our Centre.
Occasionally the Radiologist will require the use of a contrast medium called Gadolinium. This is to demonstrate certain features in a scan and may be given intra venously or into a joint. Allergic reactions are extremely rare.