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Are mris safe for people with metal implants in their spine?

Are mris safe for people with metal implants in their spine?

Typically yes: Most modern implants are non-ferrous materials and thus are ok in an mri. The majority are now titanium and are certainly not a problem in an mri. The implants may, however, distort the MRI images in areas near the implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a MRI one month after completing a tooth implant?

Is it safe to have a MRI one month after completing a tooth implant?

Possibly but...: GOT THIS FROM THE WEB: You are correct in assuming that non-magnetic alloys such as dental implants, amalgam, dental alloys are not a problem. They may distort the image if the area of concern is adjacent to them, the more metal, the more likely some distortion will occur. Regardless of the type of metallic implant, if considering an MRI, the MRI personnel should be notified. ...Read more

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I had an MRI of my cervical spine. I was told by the radiologist that the screen showed that metal. There's no metal on or in me. Why did she ask?

I had an MRI of my cervical spine.  I was told by the radiologist that the screen showed that metal.  There's no metal on or in me. Why did she ask?

Routine safety: Mri uses a very powerful magnet. Before entering the MRI machine, patients are carefully screened to ensure they do not have certain types of metal in or on them. If certain types of metal are placed in an MRI machine, they can dislodge, move or heat up causing injury. In addition, some types of metal implants, while safe for mri, may interfere with and/or distort the images. ...Read more

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Have upper back pain present for over a yr and CT of chest was clear 6 months ago &mri of spine was ok would it be safe to say i don't have lung cancer?

Have upper back pain present for over a yr and CT of chest was clear 6 months ago &mri of spine was ok would it be safe to say i don't have lung cancer?

Yes: Without risk factors, at present there is no evidence for lung ca. If you have risk factors there are radiologic parameters that suggest appropriate follow up that your doctor should follow. ...Read more

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Tmj MRI severe osteoarthritis. My O/S advice, pain mgt, blocks,implant nerve stim. Having severe pain. Already on PM. Had condylotomy 2008. Tx?

Tmj MRI severe osteoarthritis. My O/S advice, pain mgt, blocks,implant nerve stim.  Having severe pain. Already on PM. Had condylotomy 2008.  Tx?

See OFP: Orofacial pain specialists are experts in TMJ pathology disorders. Your symptoms should be viewed as a group (joint + muscles) of related conditions or separate issues. Rec.: schedule an appointment asap to prevent future complications. Here is the link for more information: http://www.aaop.org/ ...Read more

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What is the condition called? My mother had a MRI and they are suggesting she see s neurosurgeon to have a shunt implant to remove fluid/water from the brain. There is a name for her condition but can't remember the initials it goes by. She has memory los

What is the condition called? My mother had a MRI and they are suggesting she see s neurosurgeon to have a shunt implant to remove fluid/water from the brain. There is a name for her condition but can't remember the initials it goes by. She has memory los

As : As described in the answer of my colleague, normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) is a rather common condition afflicting many patients. The patient should be evaluated by a neurologist, and often a spinal tap can be performed to remove some fluid-volume in assessing the patients probable response to a shunting procedure. If the patient does well after the tap, the chances of a favourable outcome after shunting are very good. The shunting procedure as such is in most cases very low risk and requires only a short surgical procedure and commonly a 1 night hospital stay. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more