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What are the dangers caused by a brain mri?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology

In brief: None

They will give you screening form to assess for any possible contraindications but assuming three are none, its very very safe.

In brief: None

They will give you screening form to assess for any possible contraindications but assuming three are none, its very very safe.
Dr. Anthony Filly
Dr. Anthony Filly
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In brief: MR imaging is safe

There are no inherent dangers caused by the magnetic field on the brain.
However, a number of items can interfere with mr imaging and some may be hazardous, these include older brain aneurysm clips, cardiac pacemakers/aicd/defibrillators, implanted medicine pumps, tens unit, bullet fragments/pellets/shrapnel, embolization coils, etc. Claustrophobic patients find MRI difficult to without medication.

In brief: MR imaging is safe

There are no inherent dangers caused by the magnetic field on the brain.
However, a number of items can interfere with mr imaging and some may be hazardous, these include older brain aneurysm clips, cardiac pacemakers/aicd/defibrillators, implanted medicine pumps, tens unit, bullet fragments/pellets/shrapnel, embolization coils, etc. Claustrophobic patients find MRI difficult to without medication.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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