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What should you do if you have allergic reaction and is about to take the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test?

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An MRI is a type of scan that uses a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body. Sometimes you may get an injection of a dye called a contrast agent to make the images even clearer. There’s a small chance that you could have an allergic reaction. Your medical team can treat it quickly with medications, so be sure to tell the doctor or MRI technologist if you have any allergic symptoms. They include itching, a skin rash, trouble breathing, or a change in your heartbeat.

From: What to Expect During a Knee MRI WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

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