She will be able to identify where the sac has implanted in your uterus to rule out an ectopic pregnancy.She may not see anything else yet, so will probably ask you to come back for another scan in one or two weeks.
Some exceptions to this are: It’s unlikely that the results of your scan will be available immediately.
Usually the doctor who arranged the scan will discuss the results with you a couple of weeks after the scan.
A cardiac MRI is useful for checking structural problems with your heart, such as: The test is pain free, but if you’re claustrophobic (afraid of being in small spaces), tell your doctor before the test.
You may be offered a mild sedative - a drug to help you relax.
If you are having a transvaginal scan (TVS), you will need to empty your bladder first. You will need to undress from the waist down so that the probe can be easily inserted into your vagina.
The nurse or assisting staff will usually cover your legs with a sheet while the scan is happening.
You can’t have an MRI scan if you have: This is because the scanner uses very strong magnets that could deactivate the pacemaker or defibrillator and cause anything made of metal to move.
If your kidneys aren’t working well, the dye used during the scan could cause further damage.
all over the UK, including the work of Dr John Greenwood, whose team is working on research that will help doctors use cardiac MRI scans to safely and accurately diagnose coronary heart disease.
Read about how MRI scans are being used in the latest research into diagnosing heart disease.
During an abdominal scan, the doctor will put some (usually very cold) gel on your tummy.