U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Pakistan
A 30-year-old female asked:

I am scheduled for an mri in dec but i have 2 mercury fillings plus one metal nail in one of my root canalled teeth. is it safe for me to get an mri?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
You should: be fine, but inform the MRI technologist of any metal in your body prior to the scan.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology 40 years experience
Yes, except...: The mercury fillings are not important for MRI studies. The metal nail may be a problem if it is an old treatment or performed in certain countries, most notably the eastern european countries. In these circumstances, it is possible that the tooth with the nail could heat up or become loose with MRI. At your age, that is unlikely, however. Tell details to the MRI tech before you start study.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 1, 2019

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.