What Does It Feel Like to Have a Breast MRI?

During the breast MRI, you will be lying face down, on a table, which will slide into the large metal cylinder. There are large holes in this table that your breasts will hang through, exposing them to the magnetic imaging of the MRI.

After the machine starts and the test is underway, there will be sounds such as clicking, buzzing, and thumping, and it will be a tight space. Not a comfortable feeling for those who are claustrophobic, and could result in some anxiety.

Headphones or earplugs are typically offered to a patient to help drown out the sounds. And, if you tend to have claustrophobic tendencies, let them know when you schedule the test, because a sedative given before the test starts, can help with the anxiety.

To schedule Breast MRI exam please call us at (248) 740-0777.