Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Chest

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:

A magnetic resonance imaging scan is also called an MRI. It uses magnetic fields and radio waves to take pictures of the inside of your body. A chest MRI is done to see blood vessels, tissue, and bones in your chest. It will also show organs, such as your heart and lungs.


AFTER YOU LEAVE:

Follow up with your primary healthcare provider (PHP) or specialist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Contact your PHP or specialist if:

  • You are not able to hear as well as you could before the MRI.

  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • You have a medical device that has stopped working or is not working as it did before the MRI.

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