When you attend for your CMR study, the radiographer and lead consultant will go through a final safety check list. A small cannula will be inserted in the vein in your arm through which contrast can be administered.
You will be asked to lie down on a table and go inside. It can be a little noisy and so your are given some headphones through which you can listen to music. During the study you will be asked to follow instruction with regards to breath holding to ensure that the best possible images can be obtained.
The study usually takes approximately 45 minutes but can be a little shorter or longer depending on the specific indication of the study.