Following Your MRI

If we gave you a sedative, you should not drive, operate machinery or make important decisions until after the sedative wears off completely. If you are breastfeeding and receive contrast dye during the MRI, wait at least 24 hours after the exam before breastfeeding again.

It is essential for you to monitor your condition after you leave the health-care facility and alert your doctor to any problems right away. If you received contrast dye, call your doctor immediately if any of the following occur:

  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Swollen or itchy eyes
  • Tightness in the throat
  • Trouble breathing

These reactions are rare and would usually occur at the time of contrast dye injection.

Your referring doctor will contact you once the results of your MRI are available and ready for review.