A 38-year-old female asked:
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how harmful is it having 2 mris on the pelvic region close together? what is the number of xrays a person can have before it's harmful to the body?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Non issue: As MRI uses magnetic forces for imaging, not radiation. It is true that multiple cts and plain films over time could be of some concern.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience Radiology
MRI: Mri does not use x-rays. There is no danger to the mri.
Answered on Mar 7, 2013
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Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
MRI is not harmful: Mri scans do not use radiation (like xrays or ct scans). The process used to obtain an MRI is not harmful. There are potential problems with the contrast dye used for mri. Having 2 sequential pelvic MRI scans is totally safe. The xray question is more difficult. See this article for a basic overview of radiation risks: http://www.Health.Com/health/article/0, 20410987_last, 00.Html.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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