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can you have an mri with braces

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Yes: Depending on the sequence used during the scanning and the amount of metal in the braces there might be some "noisy artifact" in the front of the brai ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Braces are stainless steel, a non-magnetic alloy. Will not be affected by mri. May, however cause some irregular readings. Radiologist will take th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Your braces: may cause an artifact that distorts part of the image if it is a brain/facial region MRI. An MRI is painless unless there is an injection, in which c ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Lochemes
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Magnetic metal: If implants in the body are deep inside and thoughts to have Ferrell magnetic properties, often times the MRIs are not permitted. Chains and things th ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Yes in the area of: The braces there is a huge black hole. So this causes some shading in your brain sometimes but generally we can do a rbrain and cspine mri. I think ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephan Wicky
31 years experience Radiology
Not a problem: Hi, dental fillings or braces can induce artifacts that may spoil the image quality in structures just close to them. It is very local so if the reas ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes: Braces may cause distortion of the image in the area around them, but are generally MRI safe. Let the MRI technologist know exactly what hardware you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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+/-: The braces could cause black images on certain phases of the MRI. I doubt they are causing your other symptoms.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: I am sorry, i had to laugh when i read your question. I wouldn't worry so much and of course make sure to disclose all pertinent info to who ever tre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You could have MRI: With braces and filling in the teeth.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not by definition.: "Only option" is an oxymoron. You can always decline to have surgery; you just have to live with the consequences of whatever you choose. An orthopedi ... Read More

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