Courtesy of the American College of Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging Services shares a four-minute presentation that is especially pertinent to women who are pregnant and are recommended to undergo an MRI.

In general, doctors try to delay treating a medical problem, if possible, until after pregnancy. Therefore, if your doctor orders an MRI during your pregnancy, he/she is trying to address a potentially urgent or serious illness. If you are pregnant and your doctor wants to perform a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam, there is a possibility that your doctor is concerned about your health or the health of your baby.

Our center has an excellent resource for women who are pregnant, but do need an MRI study. Our open MRI provides a very comfortable atmosphere and offers a wide view of the exam room. Many people prefer the comfort of the open design as they may be claustrophobic, nervous or anxious about a traditional system.

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