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What should you do if you're pregnant 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. Let your doctor know if there’s any chance you’re pregnant. While MRIs are considered safe for pregnant women, they’re usually not recommended during the first trimester. Pregnant women should not get an injection of contrast dye unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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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