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Can magnetic resonance imaging be done on persons with metal implants in their body?
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Ayres
Dr. John Ayres
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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but it depends
Yes.
It depends on what the metal is and where it is. Different metals will have different effects in an MRI machine. The location is also important. Pacing leads in the heart may conduct electricity and change the rhythm of the heart. Steel clips next a blood vessel will move in a scanner and may cause a tear of the adjacent tissues. Find out what this information then talk to your Doctor

In brief: Yes, but it depends
Yes.
It depends on what the metal is and where it is. Different metals will have different effects in an MRI machine. The location is also important. Pacing leads in the heart may conduct electricity and change the rhythm of the heart. Steel clips next a blood vessel will move in a scanner and may cause a tear of the adjacent tissues. Find out what this information then talk to your Doctor
Dr. David Dinhofer
Dr. David Dinhofer
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