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Do braces affect mri scans on your brain?

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Dr. Philip Chao answered

Specializes in 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 an MRI of the facial structures would be impacted by your braces. Certainly we cannot see the jaw well.

Answered 6/10/2014

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Dr. Brian Sabb answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Yes: They will cause artifact, magnetic susceptibility artifact, on the images. Make sure the center and tech are made aware: if the technologist and radiologist are careful, they can minimize the artifact in order to obtain the best possible images for you.

Answered 1/24/2020

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