I was trying to find out what side affect you would have if you left your ring on during a MRI if any or what should I be looking for.
It depends on what the ring is made of. To be safe you should remove any and all metal from your body before getting into an MRI room. The magnet can heat up metal and pull it into the magnet. Be safe!
I had spinal fusion surgery in 1974,3screws were used in this surgery,they are the only implants I have. These screws are magnetic, proven by placing a magnet over the area and it stays in place. I have been told by some doctors that I can have an mri and others disagree,saying it could be very harmful. Any advice would be apprieciated. Thank-you.
I had an MRI done yesterday, 10/14/09, and I didn't remember that I had a belt on until after the MRI. My are was really hurting me during the test and I felt very hot. Will the test still come out?
Hi, I have a hair extension and I will need to do Pet scan tomorrow. My hair extension is using a very small metal ring to clip connect the hair. Will it be ok for Pet scan? or shall I remove it?
I have been waiting for you to respond to my question about old stainless screws used for spinal fusion in the early 1970s, as spelled out in my post of oct5/09.You have stated that metal implants are not a problem in the MRI, however you did not specify about the age of said implants. New implants are not magnetic the old one's are. I am told that they can be very dangerous to the patient in the MRI enviroment.
It really depends on the type of implant you had and there are hundreds. Do you have access to the surgical report? The report should contain the name/manufacturer/model of the screws. If you have this data you can contact a local imaging center and they can look it up in a book that lists both safe and unsafe metal implants. If you don't have the information the next step would be to discuss the risks with your doctor and the Radiologist. You may have the option of having a CT scan or a CT myelogram (direct injection of dye into your spine) if your metal implants are not compatible with an MRI. Good luck and thanks for reposting!
Hi, I have plate on the ulna bone and know have ulna nerve pain. I was wondering if I can have a MRI or CT on it.
Hi there, I have a quick question. My mom had surgery for a brain aneurysm in 1994. The Neuro Surgeon used metal clips for her repair. She is wanting to do some traveling by air this summer and my concern is that since she isn't supposed to have an MRI, are the security scanners at the airport going to affect her clips in anyway, and will those types of clips cause the metal scanners to be set off when she passes through? Thanks for your answers!!
I have 4 cables made of cobalt chrome chrome/alloy in a hip revision done in 2002. Wondering if this metal is MRI comaptible.
Hello, this question may sound rediculous, but it has be greatly concerned. Today I had an MRI done of my brain and neck. During the exam I felt this pulling/tugging sensation along my left abdominal region. I felt as if I was a fish on a line. It was not terrible pain, just uncomfortable, and left me feeling as if a piece of my stomach was being ripped out. I later asked about the feeling, and the tech, asked me if I had any recent abdominal surgery, which I had several in the last year. He then asked if there were any remaining "metal pieces" within my body? I had never been informed of such a thing, but the man indicated that people who have had surgical metal implated within their body have claimed to experience similar things during the MRI. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Do you have any advice in which to follow up with this? Thank you for your time.
Yes, if you have metal clips in your abdomen or in the skin you may feel a tugging/warm sensation while have an MRI. Also, some people report feeling twitches or tingling - this is caused by stimulation of nerves by the magnetic field.
One way to sort this out is to report it to your doctor and he/she may get an x-ray of your abdomen to look for metallic clips or other metal objects.
Are all ureteral stents MRI-safe? I did check in the internet that there are polyurethane stents, silicone stents,Flexima ureteral stents , ultrathane Amplantz ureteral stents,polyurethane-latex stent (which has hydrophilic coating and metal markers). A person's surgery is "cystoscopy with stents" but it did not specify if what kind of stent. Hopeful that u'll answer my questions.Thank u so much!
Nearly all ureteral stents are safe for MRI. However, there are few that are considered "conditional for MRI." This means they are subject to certain MRI restrictions (such as a not to exceed magnet field strength). In order to be absolutely sure you'll need to have the name of the stent and manufacturer and share that with the MRI facility.
I hair hair extensions and they are attached with small metal clips they are not easily removeable will this have any effect on my MRI?
Hi. My grandmother had a brain anuerysm many years ago. They inserted a metal coil and my mother was advised to tell all future doctors that she is not to ever have an MRI under any circumstances. My grandmother recently took a hard fall and has multiple injuries. They talked with my mother about an MRI and my mother gave them the information that was given to her by the doctor who had inserted the coil many years ago. They sadi they would investigate and see if it had been long enough to do the MRI. Days later, the procedure was done. My grandmother cannot speak at all now. They were going to do another MRI but suspiciously decided against it and cannot find record of the first one performed. Could her speech have been affected by this MRI? Thank you so much for any help.
Nearly all new aneurysm coils are MRI safe. However,some older coils can move if subjected to a strong magnetic field. Can you find out if they were able to get the exact name of the manufacturer of the coil and look that up in an MRI safety handbook?
My wife went to a neurologist for a CAT scan due to a metallic shunt she had for over 9 years. The neurologist gave her an MRI that afternoon and sent home. The following morning, she was in a coma-like state with swelling in her head and rushed to the hospital. Later it turned out that the metallic shunt had cracked open and failed to operate. Could the MRI have caused this?
Nearly all shunts are MRI safe. Many patients have MRIs after shunt placement. However, it ultimately depends on the exact model/make and then looking that up in a MRI safety handbook.
My husband it getting a Open MRI of his back. I made the appointment. I knew he would need an orbit xray. He later told me about 12-15 years ago and peice of a hammer embedded itself into his bone of the forearm. Should he have an xray to confirm and is there a certain time when it no longer a concern.
Hello~ I'm getting an MRI test for my knee next week but I just got my ears pierced so I can't take them out yet...is there a way that I can still safely take the MRI without removing my earrings? Or do I have to delay my MRI? Thanks!
If you're sure that the earrings don't have iron in them they should be safe. But double check with the imaging center. They may want to wait until you're able to take out the earrings.
Our daughter had a shunt placed in her head April 1980 and still has original shunt. We were recently told that her shunt appears to have some metal on it. Can she have an MRI and if not, why?
Metal moves and heats up in the MRI. So there is the potential risk of dislodging the shunt. If you have the manufacturer name and model number (should be entered or pasted into your daughter's medical record), the imaging center should be able to look up and see if that particular shunt is MRI safe or not.
I have my belly button pierced and 2 cartilage piercings and I can't take them out. I may be getting an MRI on my knee, and I don't want my eating holes to close up. I know my jewelry is made of titanium, so will that make it heat up? Will it pull out my belly button piercing?
have a small metal fragment under my eye. not in the eye, but in the lid, about .25 inches from the eye. eye doctor says no problem, mri techs wont do it. who's right ???
There is a small but real risk of that small metal fragment moving into your eye.
I had an MRI 3 weeks ago. I have a plate in my left leg. Everyone said it was ok for MRI. I have had heat coming from that leg since that day. I started shaking my leg only in the MRI. Now 3 weeks later I have a red rash on that leg. I can not help but wonder if it is a response to the MRI
I had a left temporal lobectomy about 15 years ago and was told that I had some titanium plates inserted. I am now a healthcare worker myself and often need to transfer patients to and from scans. Am I ok to go to MRI scans?
4 years ago I had a laminectomy and 2 metal screws were implanted. I now have pain in my sciatic nerve and need an MRI to find out what is causing this. The report said Seer X1A instrumentation was used - what is that and is it safe to have the MRI?
You should be safe to walk into the MRI scan room.
If you are going to have an MRI make sure you let the facility/hospital know. They can look up and see whether or not your metal implants are safe.
I had an Mri on my Knee last week.I had on a belt and gold ear rings an a gold necklest and wedding rings plus i had on a metal 4 in belt buckle. I as the tec if i should take them off. He said no it wasn't necessary since i was only have my left knee done.
During the procedure i felt the belt buckle over my belly vibratins up and down as if someone was pumping it really fast with there two fingers. I told the tech he said that it was nothing to be concerned about. The balance of the week until today included i have been feeling sick to my stomach. a slightly nauseous feeling that doesn't go away. Could my stomach have been damaged in someway by this mri.
The last time I had a Head MRI there was artifact. Can this be caused by a hair system (wig covering a portion of the head) that has a polyurethane base? I've always kept it on before without any problem. Thanks for any information
Had a hemmatoma fixed on my scalp with some kind of staple gun also had clips put in breast to flag lumps.Told I should have MRI on head re hearing loss,will this be safe?Thank you
What can I do to reverse the side effect. I had an MRI done in my knee 2 weeks ago. Since I have been in severe pain shooting from my knee to my feet ever since. The technican told me I didn't have to remove my belt with a metal buckle or take of my jeans with metal zipper or my wedding ring. If this cost the damage can it be reversed? How? Do ION products help?
after haveing a mri on my neck ( i wore two rings) i staeted having sharp nerve pain in my legs then my left leg would go numb. every day i have pain in my legs and i cant stand more than 15mins and my leg goes numb, and now my neck and face. is this a side effect???????????
my 32 yr old daughter had a shunt placed at birth for hydrocephalas. The shunt does no longer function but she is having severe headaches.
She has had 3 CAT scans that show possible metal on the shunt. The neuosurgeon wants to do a MRI but the radiologist refuse to do one because of the possible metal. Her surgery record of 32 years ago have been purged so there is no record of the type of shunt used. Should I go along with whichever Dr. wins this argument?
I recently had an MRI scan done on my left elbow and forearm. I had indicated to the radiographer that in 1989 I had a large metal plate and screws inserted within my left upper arm during surgery after a car accident. The Radiographer said it should not be a problem. About ten minutes into the scan I felt a strange sensation in my upper arm, my left hand went completely numb and my whole arm felt very hot and swollen, I immediately stopped the scan and was told it was probably the plate that had heated up during the scan. It took around 20 minutes to get normal feeling back in my hand. It is now nearly a week since the scan and my arm still feels not 100% and when I awake my whole arm is very stiff and my hand is numb. I am hoping there is no permanent damage, what are your views on this?
Am due to get a Lumber M.R.I bit i have 4 Titanium earings in my belly and also Mico-Gems (Diamond Implants) obviously i can't remove these, but the implant metal is the same plates the hospital use. will i be ok to go ahead with the M.R.I? Thanx
I just had this done and did not really think about the clips being Metal! I am a CCRN. I need the answer as I am not going anywhere near the area at this time. Please respond. Debbie
My husband attempted to have MRI today. Just when the test was starting, the tech saw a piece of metal in his leg. We did not nor my dr noticed a fragment in his leg when he had an x-ray previously. However, my husband did have a full body MRI earlier in the year! Just wondering if he could have damage from the original MRI?
Did your husband feel any warmth or tingling in the leg during the MRI? If so that was probably the metal fragment. It might be so small that it wasn't picked up on the xray. MRI is very sensitive to metal - even small metal shavings will show up.
Hi, I will be having an MRI Scan on Wednesday and I kind of concern because I have a Cooper IUD . Do you think this will cause me any type of problem?
I had a CT scan done earlier this week and had a wig on. Although there were not bobby pins or hairpins in, when I got home and took off my wig, I noticed that there was some sort of gold-like weaving all throughout the wig. Before the procedure, the CT tech said that I had bobby pins in, but I told her I didn't because I didn't, but I wonder if what she could have seen could have been the gold-like lining in the wig. She didn't have me remove the wign and I had the CT done with it on. I have read that some wigs have metal in them, and now I am very scared I have exposed myself. What is the damage that I could have done to myself by wearing the wig? I have had some stinging behind my ears off and on ever since I had the CT scan (that started the day of CT scan after I had the procedure), and my head has been feeling heavy as well. I'm very concerned. I have tried to contact the wig manufacturer to find out if there is metal in the wig, but they really cannot tell me. Also, since I still have the wig, could it be emitting some sort of radiation if it did have metal in it? I don't want to expose others, and wonder if I should dispose or store the wig in a particular manner. Thanks.
my friend needs to do a head CT Scan but she wears a wig which is kept attached to the head with a sort of surgical adheseve. Will this interefere with her result? does she need to take it off?
I recently had an MRI on both of my knees, it took about an hour. I realized after my test that I had an underwire bra on. Will this cause a problem for me? Is their anything I should do?
Thank you for your time,
I am due for an MRI in a weeks time but I have a metal plate and screws in my neck not sure what type of metal it is will there be any problems ?
Due to a brain aneursym in 2003 I have 3 Yasargil clips. Would it be safe for me to have a MRI? I'm being scheduled for MRI due to back problem. Please let me know as soon as possible.
I have a question my mother recently was operated because she had a tumor inside her chest after the operation instead of sewing the opening the stapled it so is it dangerous for her to have a cat scan if she has staples on her? please answer
i had a mri done on my brain, i told them i was wearing a underwire bra and they said it would be fine since it was just on my brain.could this have harmed my body in any way? my upper stomach has been burning badly since and i cant hardly wear my underwire bras due to the tenderness of my skin.. they also had my purse in the room with my phone in it and it damaged my phone. is it true it done no harm to my body since scan was on brain and bra was on body or are they just tring to cover their error?
I just had an mri of my neck and back after an auto accident. I removed all metal until I felt my ring heat up I rang the bell and informed the tech. that I had left my wedding rings on - he said it would be fine...I was really uncomfortable with that but he said, he knew his business and I would be fine now I wonder...Any ideas if this caused damage
My husband has a small piece of metal(less than 1/4 inch) in his arm from 20yrs ago. The injury caused him to bleed, so he had to have an artery repaired, but they didn't take the metal out. Is it safe for him to have an MRI of his abdomen?
I just had an MRI of the brain and forgot to take off my bra. It's not underwire just the clips in the back are metal will this affect the MRI?
I just got my belly button pierced a few days ago and i need to go in for a MRI in a few days. I cant take my piercing out but its made of surgical steel so i was wondering if it was alright to leave in? The MRI is on my back.
had laproscopic cholecystectomy in 1996 with metal clips. Now I am asked to do MRA and MRI of the brain and Neck. Is it safe to do the tests?
Hi I got an MRI on Friday Oct 21st 2011 a little over a week ago for my brain. While I was in the MRI Scan the top of my head started to heat up. I pushed the button and they took me out. They said it was a long series and my hair was damp and thay might be why and put me back in. After another 20min I felt the burning again but at that point I was done. Since then I have felt a very strange tingle sensation on the top of my head and my scalp feels sore. I thought they burnt me but there was just a bit of pink on the top of my scalp. I also have to herington rods in my back from scoliosis surgery I had 20 years ago and the doctors said I would not have a problem
50 yrs. ago, my brother accidentally shot me in the hip with a bb gun.
It healed and the bb was not removed by the dr. About 40 yrs. ago, during a routine low back xray after a fall, the dr. said that a bb showed up. He said too much trouble to remove it. Is it safe for me to have an mri of my upper back now since the bb is still in my body ?
About 2 weeks ago I had a CT scan of my pelvic area. I was told to remove everything except underwear. During the test the tech discovered I was wearing an underwire bra. She had akready scanned me. I have some skin irritation and pain under my breast. What side effecrs occur after this procedure
I am a 68 year old female who wears a full wig always due to the fact that I have lost most of my hair. Can I wear the wig while I have an MRI of my brain.
I had a breast MRI 5days ago. The tech and I forgot that the locker key was left in the pocket of my gown on my right side over my hip. The next day I started to feel pain in my hip, it worsened, I still can't walk more than a minute without severe pain. I am going for a cortisone injection per my orthopedist who said it is arthritis (?) Could the key have done this? Is it coincidental? Why in God's name do they use keys for lockers in such an area!!!!
Can I wear a wig without any hair clips, or bobby pins or any metal combs that I know about while getting mr1 of my shoulder?
My friend needs to get an MRI because of a growth in her cheek. She recently had hair extensions that are held in place by small metal clips. Does she have to remove them? Is it dangerous? Will it effect the results?
if you have titanium in my back from back surgery can i still go in into the cat scan?
I had a steronotomy closure in 1981 and I need an MRI on my thoracic area. Will this be safe?
I am concerned regarding my forthcoming MRI scan as i have discovered that there is in excess of 30 metal surgical clips that were placed in my lower abdomen during my hysterectomy operation. It is unclear whether these clips are stainless steel or titanium. I need to know if the consistency of
these clips are a problem regarding MRI scans. Thank you.
I had two cranial aneurysms clipped about 23 years ago. I've been having an off-and-on slight pain in the back of my head and I'm worried I may have another aneursym. Since I cannot have an MRI because the clips are metal, what test could be administered?
I had surgical staples in 1969. I was cleared for spinal MRI and felt heat in area of staples. Two days later I have an uncomfortable feeling there. Please advise. Thank you
I'm due to have a MRI scan on my wrist but i have a dermal piercing that is in the skin (surgical steel)...... Will it effect my scan? Thank you :)
I had a lamenectomy 15 years ago and a metal plate and screws put in. I'm seeing a new pain dr. and he wants me to have an MRI done. I have no idea what the plate and screws or made of and am a little leery about getting this done. Any advice?
I was wondering if you can help me? I have a PET scan today of abdomen and just realise I forgot to take off my silver bracelet, will this be a problem or cause any harm?
Thanks in advance
I have a piece of a pencil eraser that got stuck in my ear about 25yrs ago? Can I have an MRI?
Thanks in advance
I'm having an MRE tomorrow for my lower back pain. I have 54 Brachytherapy seeds in my Prostate, should I be concerned about the seeds.
Hi, I have a piercing and the jewelry is made out of just titanium. Would this affect a CT scan?
hi could you help me please yesterday i had mammogram and i forget to take my belly percing out c this do me any hamrful am scare of what c hapen thanks.
last year i have a brain mri nd i forget to remove my undergarments with it i have hokes of metal now i want to know that are thats give any harm to me nd it is dangures for me.
I had a chest x ray done a couple months ago. I keep my cell phone in my bra. It accidentally stuck to my breast and i did not feel it. they took 3 views. Now I am experiencing pain in that breast. What kind of damage my have been caused by having xray with phonen stuck to skin? view was front and right side. cell on left side.
Hi, I just came back from an MRI scan on my pelvic area, and realised after the scan I was still wearing my underwired bra. Will this have any side affects on me, or the results? I have a slightly tight chest following the scan but I'm not sure if this is me being a hyper-chondriac.
Last February i was diagnosed with PFS on my left knee and had surgery to realign my knee with pins and screws. This year I am having the same complications but in my right knee. Will I be able to have a MRI on my right knee, if my left has metal in it?
i just had my mri today for lower back i took off everything metal apart from my ring as i forgot i had it lol i have been wearing so long i dont notice it anymore. i realised once the mri machine started. i tried to tell the tec as i thought it was a two way intercom but no one replied. my hands were by my sides will this affect my mri results.
I'm an MRI Tech, and no-one seems to have answered the last few Q's, so here goes:
Angel-The ring will have no effect on your scans
Liz- the metal in one leg won't effect the MRI of the other
Jenny Milne- If the underwire had affected the scan, they would have bought you out of the scanner, had you remove it, and put you back in. Your chest tightness would be unrelated to the MRI or the bra.
Denise- the x-rays would have no effect on your phone, and your phone being present would not cause any damage. Odd that the xray wasn't repeated with the phone removed.
jni- hard to understand your query, but metal in your underwear would cause no damage to you.
Laura- your belly piercing would have no effect on your mammogram
Judy C- your CT may be affected by your jewellery, if it is close to where you are having your CT. Best advice is to remove it before your appointment
Fred- hope your MR went well; the brachy seeds have no effect on the MR, and the MR should have no effect on them
Rob- your pencil eraser will be fine in an MRI
Hope this helps
I didn't really see an answer to the questions regarding wearing wigs when having a CT Scan. Is it okay to if there are no clips? I have to wear one...
My mother broke her hip about 3 weeks ago and they put steel pins in it. The rehab wants to do an MRI because there is still swelling. Can that hurt the position of the pins or delay healing properly?
Hi can anyone help?
I have been referred for an MRI scan on my lumber region and was wondering if the ORIF surgery I had on my right ankle would affect this. I have around seven screws and a plate holding my lake together. This was done in Feb 2009 can anyone help?
Thank you in advance
Okay- a few more answers:
Annie O: Your wig will be fine unless it's a CT of your head, in which case probably still fine, but let the tech know
Sandra- An MRI will do no damage to the hip pins, and won't interfere with healing, BUT- an MRI of an area with large bits of metal (such as hip pins)would be of limited value- the pics won't be very good at all... Maybe a CT or Nuc Med test would be better.
Gary Inman- There will be no problem for you or your pins & plates. The MRI of your spine will be fine.
Just so you know:
The site most MRI professionals use to check MRI safety is mrisafety.com which is run by a world leader in MR safety, Dr Frank Shellock. Not a modern-looking site, but HEAPS of important information, including a list of implants that have been tested at various MRI scanner strengths.
Check it out.
heya, my friend recently had an mri and she was scared so i sat in with her though i forgot to take out my phone from my bra will this affect her results??
I have many piercings in my ears-- conch, tragus, cartilage, etc.(7) I have no problem taking out the piercings in my lobes, but in 10 years have never removed the other piercings and don't really even know how too--they are surgical steel. I also have my belly button pierced, from 15 years ago and it has never been removed. I had surgery once and neither I nor the nurse could remove the piercing, so we covered it with adhesive bandages. I need an MRI on the cervical area of my spine and upper back. Can I leave my piercings in?
I went for a cat scan on August 14th 2012 when they did the cat scan on my head I forgot I had my cell phone in my bra will that cause any damage to my body
It seems to me that the blanket statement that "metal will be attracted to the strong magnet" is false, unless the metal contains (or is) iron or steel. That is, ferrous / magnetic metals. Non-ferrous metals are not attracted to magnets, no matter how strong. (Granted, many people won't understand the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous, or won't know whether a particular alloy is made of a ferrous metal. But that doesn't mean that undifferentiated "metal" is attracted to magnets.)
I have over 50 pieces of metal shaving in both eyes. I need to know if I have lessons on the brian and I am having a lot of problems going on with my back. Are they any type of device out there to check my medical problems. If not they need to invent something for people like me and many others. Thank you
I want to know do they have type of equipment for people that ha metal shaving in both eyes. I can't have MRI due to this. I have severe back problems and I can't have that. I need to be check for lesions on the brian. Anything out for me. Thanks
I am due to have an MRI scan from my knee down in a fortnight..however I have metal beads on my hair extensions, which would if need be have to removed at the hairdressers....this question has been asked previously n the thread by others but had no reply....I have scoured the net for the answer to no prevail...Do I need them TAKEN OUT before ?? any help would be appreciated..thanks in advance
Hi i had a spinal fusion 7 years ago and i went to get a mri the other day and i felt buring in my back. They said it wasnt really burning.. but i freaked out and got out of the mri. I have to go back agian next week is the burning just a feeling is it harmful what so ever im just afaid something bad will happen? Is the burning going to hurt me in any way ?
A few years ago a tip of an LP needle broke off and was left in my spinal column. I am schedule for an MRI of my spine. Could there be an issue with that piece of metal and the MRI?
Hi l have a question on behalf of a homeless freind of mine who had an MRI scan and fell very sick after swelling up profusely and having infection to the point of having an open wound near his shoulder, he has metal plates in that shoulder area put in in 1986 and directly after the MRI scan he began to get very unwell, he had xrays recently that show that the metal plates have split in two and that their are 2 parts digging into his shoulder and arm, he really feels that the MRI has interfered with these plates and he was bedridden for several weeks after with massive infection and swelling, he has questioned the hospital about the MRI scan as he informed them of the metal in his shoulder, but they are saying it is not related..now he can barely use his whole arm and they are asking him to wait 6 months for corrective surgery he is in immense pain. we feel to help him seek advice and want to know if this injury is posibly due to this MRI scan.thank you
I just had my ears repierced. I have 14K gold posts, 2 in each earlop. I'm having an MRI of the breasts. Do I need to reschedule or am I safe with the 14K gold earrings?
Hello, my question is a little long but please bear with me. I have had and still have multiple stones in both kidneys the largest being 10mm at this time. About 17 years ago I had undergone ureteral repair surgery for my right ureter that had a stricture and hydronephrosis. I was left with 4 surgical clamps/staples in my right side, after this surgery I have had my ups and downs with pain from UTI to passing stones, but the worst is the chronic dull to moderate pain I have on my right side. In July of this year had to have an MRI for my R/wrist and I told the tech that I had these clamps. She said that it shouldn't be a problem so I did the procedure. After the MRI my right side hurt and has been getting worse. I have had a number of test to see why I am in this pain because my "stones are not obstructing and my kidney's do not show signs of hydronephrosis, so I should't be having pain". My question is, could my pain be associated to the MRI and the clamps? Could they have been "pulled" out of position? I am scheduled for a CT scan with contrast next week and am hopeful to find out why I am in constant pain. But, I would appreciate any help you can offer. Thank you very much.
Please help me. I had abdomen surgery about 12 years ago for the torn cartilage and believe there are staples or some kind of metal holding the mesh in place because when I lay out in the sun I get 4 spots that heat up and feels like bee stings. Burning feeling inside. I have to go for an MRI on my knee, and was wondering if these staples (or whatever they are) are going to be a problem to me in anyway.
Thankyou in advance,
Hello- a pillcame was left in my stomach for 1 year prior to removal. I have ms and had a routine mri during this time-would the metal in the camera be harmful and could it possibly get into the bloodstream.?
Went to Ortho. surgeon & had x-ray of knee and discovered I had a BB in my leg--about 40 years. He explained I should never get an MRI on any part of my body. Should I have it removed.
I just had an mri 2 days ago. The tech said any loop of metal where a circuit can be completed could be problematic. I hve a plate on my left femur,and I forgot about the small circle of wire holding a bone chip in place during the install of the plate. I'm having some pretty bad pains coming from that very spot starting the day after my mri.I'm convince the wire was a problem after all.
i have a small "Lucke wire" in my left knee, according to my surgical report from 1989. i now need a right shoulder MRI. is there any problem or danger? thanks.
I have an elderly parent that was recently given an MRI after a PT tech wrapped one leg with a sandbag containing metal pellets and a metal grommet. The following day an MRI tech did not notice the sand bag when turning on the machine. The leg was immediately pulled onto the machine and injured. My parent was in severe pain during the time it took the tech to turn off the machine. What is the procedure for turning off the machine and how long should it take? I understand that the machine was also damaged. Would the damaged have been caused from the metal or from being turning off?
Hi, my mother was subjected to a hip replacement by Doctor Furlong in London, in 1991.We do not know if she can make a MRI because this prosthesis could have metallic parts instead of titanium commonly used nowadadys. Can you help us ? Mr. Furlong died and Furlong Fundation gave us your link. Thanks a lot in advance, Costanza
In1994 I had my gallbladder removed and have clips where the surgery was performed, is it safe for me to have a recommended MRI of the brain? does the MRI affect the whole body?or is it specific to the area? Hope I get some help with this issue as I am very scared,thanks.
I had an MRI yesterday , they found metal in my head from 35 years ago, any idea what happens next at 1st they thought I had a T I A ( mini stroke ) that's why I had the scan
Hi I checked out the site you listed but couldn't find what I am looking for. I hope you can help. I had an MRI today with my jeans on. The MRI got pretty warm but no visible signs of any burns or anything. The abdominal area still feels funny but I don't know if it is anything to do with the MRI. The MRI was of my lower lumbar. Would the zipper and button from my jeans cause any problems?
I had an MRI today of my left knee..I have a sewing needle in my right foot (still not sure how it got there been there since at least 1987 when it was found in an xray) I can tell you that my right foot got very hot and I had a pulling feeling coming from that foot.I had to take a break 1/2 way through the MRI then continue.
Just be carefull what you wear and ASK questions and a lot of them.
I went with sweats,shoes and tshirt with my hair up in a pony with no metal in the pony. Don't wear rings,buckles,earrings ect.
I can only imagine if I had to have been in there much longer I was trying to hang in there but man it sure felt like my foot was on fire!
I have a metal clip in head and mri scan was not possible, does the same apply to a ct scan. I have severe sciatica.
I have had a hair implant procedure nine months ago. Now I want to go for a MRI scan in my head. Will it be safe to have this scan done. Please help
Hi,I fell and brook my tibia I had a surgery and they put a nail in it,friend of mine told me I should never get an MRI on any part of my body .is that true? thank you
please please could you advise me ..in 1983 approximately i had major surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from my neck ..now i need a mri scan on my neck and after an xray i have found out i have three metal clips in my neck i did not know about and do not known what purpose they serve ..is it safe because i am quite frankly terrified
I have braces, and I have to go in for a follow-up MRI of my brain. I had a tumor removed from the right temporal region that I have to keep tabs on. Will imaging be effected by my braces?
I have had 4 back surgeries for scoliosis, I have rods in my back, I cannot have a MRI, I have to have a Myloegram, My question can I have a mammogram, or is there another test I need instead.
I had a scleral buckle placed in 2007. Can I safely have a cervical spine MRI
I have been shot in the head a few years ago and a doctor wants me to get a MRI of the head and I have about 28 pieces of metal in the head from the bullet. Should I do a MRI test?
Hi I just got an MRI of my brain and accidentally forgot to take off a hair tie that had a little bit of metal on it...should i be concerned about the image quality? Would they still be able to find if something was wrong?
Is it ok to get an MRI of my brain if I have a tooth implant which uses a metal post to adhere the new tooth in place? Thanks.
I have two implanted titanium microdermals in my chest. I get brain and spinal mri's sometimes for multiple ssclerosis. Can I get mri with titanium implants?
Im do to have an mri of my stomach
but had metal clamps put in my pelvic area
after a historectomy; in 1975 I believe
they will be a problem as I have set off a
metal dector at the court house.
I need to know if this will be a problem.
The tech. said it would be ok.
Could somebody tell me if titanium rods could cause pain after an MRI? I had one done today and have pins and screws at L4L5 and all day I've had severe pain in my back that shoots down my leg. I'm talking severe pain. Please answer.
1 have a metal implant in my left shoulder don't know if it istitanium or stainles steel.i understand that stainless is not accepted but,titanium is o.k.
I would appreciate it if someone would respond to this.
I had a VP shunt implant placed when I was 2 weeks old in 1985. The shunt does not function anymore but it is still in my head.
I may have to have an MRI scan done because I have been having a bad headache for almost 2 weeks. They did a CT scan and the technician asked if I was wearing any bows in my hair. I told her no that I had a shunt implant. So I am assuming she saw metal from the shunt on the CT scan.
My dilemma is that I live in a whole other state than the one I was born and grew up in and, all of my records are at my neurologists office back in my home state. I am unsure of what model my shunt is.
So, my question is would it be safe to have an MRI done since I don't know my shunt's model? Or is it safe because it doesn't function anymore? Please respond. Thank you!
Hi I had a MRI done today for my back and forgot to take off my necklace .are those gonna affect the quality of the image or something else...
I accompanied my sister to get situated in the MRI room, I forgot to mention to the tech that I have partial metal denture. What will happen?
I wore my rings during a m.r.I. on my spine. I had my hands over the mid part of my stomach. My hand was hurting. Can that cause the results of my m.r.I. to be messed up
I have a ferrous metal mortar fragment in my upper right thigh which is visable fron a hip x-ray. It is jaggged in appearence and slightly larger than a 22 caliber bullet. From time to time my upper right thigh will get sore. Is it safe to have an MRI of my hips and lower back, an area where the frag is visable on x-ray? Thanks.
I have a tooth with a socalled Maryland bridge which is made of cobolt/chrome. Will an MR-scanning be safe for me?
Peter, I also have a permanent bridge in the front of my upper. I'm not sure of it's composition, but I have had seven or eight MRIs with no bad effects. I would suggest you just mention it to the tech and maybe your Dr. as well to be safe.
I had a clamp put on an aneurysm in my head over 30 years ago, I have flown in the past no problem, never really thought about it til now, going through security, it was brought to my attention the other day that security at airports is stronger now than 15 years ago, should I be concerned?
If I have my belly boton pirced and I can't take it out will it efect if I need another mri or x ray on my knee
Hi I have a metal BB lodged behind my left eye from a childhood stupid moment. I was wondering if I would need to get it removed prior to getting an MRI
URGENT QUESTION PLEASE:
I have two implanted surgical steel earrings in my ears...one on each side and I'm fixing to have an MRI on my brain soon. Will this be a problem to me or my MRI results?
Thank you greatly
Jenn, one thing you can try is put a
magnet next to them and if they're
attracted, they SHOULDN'T be in for the
MRI. This does not ensure they are
safe but it would be sure that they are unsafe.
I have got appointment to brain MRI. I have 2 teeth implants of chrom cobalt. It is safe to do MRI?
Thank you very much.
I have two micro dermal piercings in my lower back. I may need to get an mri because of knee problems I've been having. Will I need to remove these piercings if they are technically anchored in my body?
I had a brain mri and I was wering my shoes with 14 grommets . In case they are made of ferrous metal , will they affect the result of mri?
I am to have a MRI on my left shoulder and in my right index finger I have a small piece of steel that has been there for over 40 years and I was wondering if that would cause any problems with the test
I am nervous about getting a MRI on my lumbar spine as my Doctor has said the Xray shows I have surgical clips left in my abdomen following a laparoscopic appendectomy I had ten years ago.
Is it safe for me to have the MRI? I have four kids including one with cancer and a newborn so don't want to risk mum life !
My son had an MRI from a machine that is new and state of the art, much stronger. He has rods in his bake from years ago. He said he now feels like he has a bad sun burn and he started having muscle twitching in the machine, he also felt his stomach heating up and even after her was out he feels the hot feeling in hes stomach.
Hi Have had both Hips totally replaced left in April 2014 and Right December 2014, I have today had to have an MRI scan of right shoulder to see if the disease had spread on during the 3 scan out of 4 I expereinced extreme discomfort of heat in my pelvis and had to terminate my scan. The operators were surprised that this had occured. I am a very thin person as I suffer muscle wasting would this have aided my joints to heat up. I left ok this was at 5.30pm it is now 8.30 pm and I now have a dull ache in both Hips is this just a case of over done it or could damage been caused to my new joints?
I had a brain injury last august. Very bad concusion. I recovered very well. Till I had my MRI. During my mri I was okay till the very end. Right near the end I start to panic. I have had MRI's done before but never on my brain. I felt sick on the way home. Soon there afterwards, I was having panic attacks and sucidial thoughts. I have never had this before. I went to the hospital, got checked out. I am fine today. Don't have these thoughts, Just the MRI really screwed me up. Anyone else have this happen?
please can you tell me if I have to take my genital piercing out as i'm having an mri scan on my neck & shoulder?
After reading all these ?s and comments I am more afraid to have an MRI of my full back (cervial/lumbar/sacral) as I have metal (titanium) rod in femur with screws (don't know what metal they are). I see horror stories about continuing pain, techs letting folks go in with metal or not being thorough in being sure patient isnt carrying metal. I need no more pain, thank you God, caused unnecessarily. What to do??
I am scheduled for an ipen MrI for my brain and I just learned that my 2 dental implants I have since the '90s are chrome and cobalt-base. Are they MRI-safe?
check out this thread I just found. And just google 'are chrome and cobalt MRI safe?' many items in bodies seem to made of this, knees, etc. and they seem to be a-ok...
I have had two instances where particles flew into my eyes from the road. I don't know if the particles included metal.I don't want unnecessary radiation to my eyes but also don't want any metal fragment to potentially cause harm during the MRI. What would the recommendation be?
Hi I need to have an MRI, my concern is in 2002 I had a hysterectomy/bilateral stalpings and oophorectomy,cystoscopy and a TVT sling! Am unable to get information as Dr has been de-registered! I have coils in my pubis area! Could THESE BE METAL Please?
Why can't I get a mri on my shoulder because I have lead shot in my face? It's not magnetic.