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MRI contrast agent, how safe is it?

AlekrowAAlekrow Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi, I'm schedule for MRI w/contrast agent, how safe is it and where is the injection takes place?


  • There is a rare chance of it being a problem. Can't say I have ever heard of someone having one. I just had my 4th MRI this past Thursday, with contrast. They inject it in your arm. Just like most anything they want in your blood stream. It doesn't hurt. Small sting on the needle. The fluid itself doesn't burn or cause an issue.

    Most important thing to remember. Stay still!!! They will put you in the tunnel and do MRI. Then pull you out, inject contrast. Then put you back in the tunnel for the 2nd set of images. You need to not move during the whole time. That way the images from the 1st and 2nd pass line up.

    Plan on about 40 minutes at least for the time on the table.

  • C5 rupture, what line of curring be the best?
  • Alekrow said:
    C5 rupture, what line of curring be the best?
    Sorry I am a bit confused by your question. Could you please clarify.

  • I had a mylogram last November and it went just fine. The hardest part for me was after I got home and had to lay flat on my back for the rest of the day except to eat and use the bathroom.

    Good Luck!!
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