Does cardiac MRI scan hurt?
Consultant cardiologist Joban Sehmi reveals whether a cardiac MRI scan hurts.
The cardiac MRI is not a painful experience.
An MRI scan is a painless and safe procedure.
In some cases, IV injection of contrast material may be given before the images are obtained. The IV needle may cause you to feel a slight scratch.
You may also find it uncomfortable if you have extreme claustrophobia as it is a very contained tunnel. It is important to let your doctor know this information before they refer you for this investigation.
I strongly urge you to take our heart disease online self-test to assess your risk of developing heart disease in the future. It will take you less than five minutes and will give you a good idea if you are at increased risk and whether or not you need to see a specialist.