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Stainless steel and MRI's

 
 
Reply Wed 15 May, 2019 02:55 am
Hi Everyone,

Soon after my injury I had stabilization surgery and c3-c6 vertebrae were fused. The surgeon wanted to use titanium parts but wound up using stainless instead because the hospital was out of titanium. Does anyone know if I can still have an MRI of the area and, if not, what is an acceptable alternative?

Thanks,
 
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Reply Wed 15 May, 2019 07:38 am
@TerenseB,
The MRI facility will be able to test to find it your implants are ferromagnetic (not safe) or non-ferromagnetic (safe).

Stainless steel comes in different forms. It's a mixture of various metals, some which contain magnetic material and some which do not.

Again, the MRI facility will be able to determine this and likely advise if another imaging scan would be safer.



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