MRI with contrast brain

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having a brain scan a MRI with contrast, will i be ok to drive home

  • Yes there's absolutely no effect. I drove right after. It's just like having an x-ray 

  • Thank you Walle, have had many scans of all types but never a brain one, take care.


  • HI eddiel

    A warm welcome to the community

    As long as your dr hasn't advised you not to drive and they are not using a sedative as part of the MRI then you should be fine to drive home. 

    Here's some general info around MRI scans MRI scan | Macmillan Cancer Support

    The contrast dye will feel odd and make you feel as if you've had a wee. 

    If you are anxious about having the scan it might be an idea to have a friend or partner along for moral support.

    Hope it all goes smoothly.

    Sending love and light and hugs

    Wee Me xx

    Macmillan Support Line - 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week between 8am-8pm

  • Thank you Wee Me, no anxiety, many scans with contrast and no issues, thanks for the warm welcome though not new, this is forum 13, maybe i should say 12+1, we are hoping MRI is precautionary, Consultant pretty confident it's not cancerous and wouldn't have sent me for the MRI if i never had cancer in 9 other places, thank you again and happy Easter, take care.

    Eddie xx