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Doctor insights on: Metal Plate And Mri

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I have a metal plate in my leg, and need an mri scan of my low back. Will the metal plate prevent me from getting the mri?

I have a metal plate in my leg, and need an mri scan of my low back. Will the metal plate prevent me from getting the mri?

No: Before your MRI you will be asked a series of questions to determine if the MRI is safe for you. The metal plate in your leg should not prevent you from getting an mri. If you become uncomfortable during the scan, you may have to stop and take a break. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Is it possible to have an MRI scan with metal plate and screws on a broken bone?

Is it possible to have an MRI scan with metal plate and screws on a broken bone?

Yes: This is not a contraindication to mri. If the treated bone is itself being examined there may be metal artifact that limits what can be seen. However, the procedure is safe. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a plastic surgeon to need to take a mri?

It can be...: I don't order many of them but for some reasons we might do so occasionally. :). ...Read more

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Have Glossopharyngeal neuralgia on right side, bilateral palatal tremors, and nerve compression on mri, but my uvula deviates to side of lesion. Why?

Glossopharyngeal : neuralgia is a rare condition that occurs in the areas innervated by the SENSORY branches of the glossopharyngeal (CN9) and vagus (CN10) nerves. You also have a motor component weakness, where uvula deviates toward strong side. Hope it makes sense. ...Read more

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Dx: palatal tremor and trigeminal neuralgia. Mri single hyper intense frontal gyrus. 23 years old. Left eye pain and right throat pain. Is this ms?

Dx: palatal tremor and trigeminal neuralgia. Mri single hyper intense frontal gyrus. 23 years old. Left eye pain and right throat pain. Is this ms?

Possible: But i would expect there to be more MRI abnormalities other than what you have mentioned? A lumbar puncture in order to run labs on your spinal fluid may be enlightening. ...Read more

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How painful is collarbone realignment surgery, with a metal plate.?

How painful is collarbone realignment surgery, with a metal plate.?

Clavicle pain: Once the bone heals, it isn't usually painful. The prominence of the plate can be tender for a while. There may be some numbness along the scar. ...Read more