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Can patients with an artificial knee safely undergo an MRI scan?

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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Radiology
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In brief: Yes

With today's materials, a patient with a knee replacement can have MRI studies of any area of the body.
However, an MRI of the same knee will create artifacts and distortion, limiting the evaluation. Unfortunately, you do not know if the MRI will give you enough information to treat a patient with a knee replacement until you try it and see.

In brief: Yes

With today's materials, a patient with a knee replacement can have MRI studies of any area of the body.
However, an MRI of the same knee will create artifacts and distortion, limiting the evaluation. Unfortunately, you do not know if the MRI will give you enough information to treat a patient with a knee replacement until you try it and see.
Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy
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Dr. Garry Choy
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

Usually, particularly if the knee implant is more recent, it is safe to undergo an MRI scan but definitely check with your physician and radiology practice.
There are databases that will allow radiologists, technologists figure it out before you go into an MRI scan. Hope this helps. Best regards.

In brief: Usually

Usually, particularly if the knee implant is more recent, it is safe to undergo an MRI scan but definitely check with your physician and radiology practice.
There are databases that will allow radiologists, technologists figure it out before you go into an MRI scan. Hope this helps. Best regards.
Dr. Garry Choy
Dr. Garry Choy
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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