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A 36-year-old member asked:

do i need to take my earings and studs out for a head mri?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: Mri is a magnetic field, so they recommend to take all meta parts on the body.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 32 years experience
Yes: Removable metal objects such as jewelry should be removed before entering the MRI scan room. The best thing would be to not wear them when you go for your exam. That way you won't forget them when you leave.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you do. No jewelry.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

How long will a head MRI take?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
About an hour: You will lay on the table in the tube for around 1 hour.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Scared to have a head mri. What should I expect?

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Dr. Paul Diamond
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Noise: Loud noises, clinking, etc. For which they give you ear plugs, and some facilities also can play music to counteract the noise -close your eyes if you may be claustrophobic. When i've been in one, it's the best rest i had all day.
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What can the doctor see by a head mri?

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Dr. Paul Diamond
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Many things: Go over it with your doctor - such items as brain, sinuses, bleeding, etc., can be seen, and many more items.
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Radiology 38 years experience
if they order an MRA they can also see your blood vessels
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Do people wear headphones for head mri? Aren't there metal wires in headphones?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Headphones: If offered by the MRI tech, the headphones used are MRI compatable.
A 44-year-old member asked:

For a head mri/mra do they have to inject dyes into my head?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend what the: Doctor ask for if he ask for MRI with contrast theyuse the dye, if he aask for MRI without contrast they do not use dye.

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