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can magnetic resonance imaging be done on persons with metal implants in their body?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
It depends: Mri scans place the body in a magnetic field. A metal fragment in the eye may move and create damage to the eye. A hip or knee prosthesis is unlikley to be affected but may create imaging problems because they will distort the magnetic field and the image created.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
Yes, but it depends: Yes. It depends on what the metal is and where it is. Different metals will have different effects in an MRI machine. The location is also important. Pacing leads in the heart may conduct electricity and change the rhythm of the heart. Steel clips next a blood vessel will move in a scanner and may cause a tear of the adjacent tissues. Find out what this information then talk to your Doctor

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