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MillicentKing Sun 31-Jul-16 22:04:22

Will I be weighed before I have an MRI scan?

chewingawasp Sun 31-Jul-16 22:06:42

I had one a few days ago and wasn't weighed. I did have to fill in a questionnaire though that asked for height and weight.

chewingawasp Sun 31-Jul-16 22:07:38

I had one last week and wasn't weighed. I did have to fill in a questionnaire though that asked for my height and weight.

Littleallovertheshop Sun 31-Jul-16 22:07:41

You have to give your weight, I've been weighed previously. It's so they know how much contrast to give uou.

NicknameUsed Sun 31-Jul-16 22:07:51

I have had an MRI, and DD has had a couple. Neither of us were weighed.

Why would it bother you?

Whataboutwhathuh Sun 31-Jul-16 22:08:42

It depends, they will do a questionnaire and ask your weight. If you are close to the table limit then potentially. The usual worry is circumference at waist and shoulder if it is not an open MRI.

MillicentKing Sun 31-Jul-16 22:18:42

Thank you. My GP has concerns about my weight and I don't want to bring attention to it.

I had an MRI and I think I was weighed, sorry. I think it was to make sure I'd drank the right amount of contrast stuff - it might be different if they're giving the contrast through a vein?

Littleallovertheshop Sun 31-Jul-16 22:28:55

The radiographer won't comment on it unless it means there's an issue with the scanner if you see what I mean? So I'm overweight but they've never mentioned it

Littleallovertheshop Sun 31-Jul-16 22:29:31

(same if you're underweight)

NicknameUsed Sun 31-Jul-16 22:33:04

You don't always have to drink something before an MRI. It depends what they are scanning.

MillicentKing Sun 31-Jul-16 22:35:10

I'm not having any contrast stuff.

Whataboutwhathuh Sun 31-Jul-16 22:55:07

It will be on the safety questionnaire but it won't be mentioned or discussed. As long as they are happy you will fit and be a suitable weight for the table they will not care. They'll have seen bigger / smaller / taller / shorter. Even if you won't fit / are too heavy for the table they won't care. They'll work with you as much as they can and refer you back to the doctor. If you are concerned there maybe an issue with your size and fitting / being too big then call ahead and have a discussion with the radiographer, it's quite common to do so, all out letters used to ask patients to fill in the safety form and if anything arose from it to call.

MillicentKing Sun 31-Jul-16 23:07:15

No, I am not too big. Am underweight, so not an issue for the MRI per se. My weight is likely a contributing factor to the issue they are doing the MRI for, though it might not be. I just want to get my own head around things first before possible GP involvement. It's complicated.

heavenlypink Sun 31-Jul-16 23:18:55

The only other reason weight would be an issue is for sedation purposes

Whataboutwhathuh Mon 01-Aug-16 17:19:52

I did wonder if it was underweight, the radiographer won't care unless you are having some form of medication for which a dose needs to be calculated and even then just to do sums. Honestly it won't be an issue or discussed or noted, please don't worry

MillicentKing Tue 02-Aug-16 08:15:48

It was yesterday and it was fine. They did ask me and I clearly looked anxious but they didn't bat an eye lid....they just need to do their job.

I see the consultant next week.

Thank you all. I'm in a bit (lot) of a funk at the moment. I need help but,'s hard isn't it.

Whataboutwhathuh Tue 02-Aug-16 08:50:13

I'm glad it went ok, any professional worth their salt will not judge you. Good luck next week.

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