If a patient responds "Yes" to:
Are you pregnant or breast-feeding? (Date of last menstrual period _ / _ / _ ?)
Can they be scanned?
No, this represents an absolute contraindication. This is part of Section 1 with the exceptions of MINOR claustrophobia and/or vertigo.
Although there is no evidence that participation in an MR study by a pregnant woman would be harmful to her fetus, federal guidelines for the use of MRI in clinical settings recommend that MRI studies be delayed until after the pregnancy when possible.