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Louis H. Wetzel, M.D.

Radiologist

Dr. Louis Wetzel is a radiologist practicing in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Wetzel specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography exams. These techniques offer accurate visibility to the inside of the patients body and help to detect otherwise hidden illnesses so that they can be treated quickly and efficiently.
37 years Experience
Louis H. Wetzel, M.D.
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Univ of Ks Sch of Med, Kansas City Ks
  • Accepting new patients

Is an MRI scan painful?

MRI scanning is not painful. You will need to lie down on a table. You will hear some clicking noises, but will not feel anything. If your doctor orders an MRI with contrast, then READ MORE
MRI scanning is not painful. You will need to lie down on a table. You will hear some clicking noises, but will not feel anything. If your doctor orders an MRI with contrast, then you may need to have an IV put in, which, of course, causes some pain in the skin. Usually, a scan with contrast is only ordered if there is concern for tumor or infection.