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    mri scan

    So for my knee iv to have an mri scan.iv been told to remove all jewellery,yup,fine i had one before,but..before.. i didnt have dreads with metal birds,beads,whathave you inbedded in them..will these be an issue?xx


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    i would have said no problem as it will be your leg in the scanner not your head , but having said that they dont like anything metallic in the scan room, declare it on the form , maybe they have a protocol for such occasions ?

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    My daughter has regular mri scans, and she has dermal implants. They were a bit worried at first, but the implants haven't caused any problems with the results.

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    I doubt they'll allow anything metal in the room. I used to look after animals who were getting MRI's and i wasn't allowed to have anything metal on me even when I was hanging about at the door..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss_bee View Post
    My daughter has regular mri scans, and she has dermal implants. They were a bit worried at first, but the implants haven't caused any problems with the results.
    Oh, she also has dreads too.

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    Thanks all i might ring and see what they say,some of the "junk"might come out,but some defo wont without a bit of surgery of its own,lol xx

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    MRI - radiology department generally does not allow anything metallic at all. Sorry! May be different in your region.
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    It's because it heats up from what they told me :/



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    I had a gold tongue stud in. Before I got undressed to go into the scan I told them, they said not to worry, if it started to get warm just shout out and they will stop it. The only reason they don't want metal in there is the magnetic resonance. It's quite powerful and you know what happens with strong magnets and metal. They wouldn't want the machine damaging. They may ask you to have your dreads under close control. Under a hat or scarf, but I can't tell you what your hospitals policy will be. I was fine. I didn't take out the tongue stud and it didn't get warm. It was my back that was scanned, but on looking at my scans later. It took a full body scan. From head to feet.
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    Il obvious get out what i can but some theres no way without scissors😕and it is my knee,the other end of me so hopefully they ll be ok,x

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    My last MRI was my knee and the no metal policy still stood. It is the possible damage to the machine I think. As someone above said its magnetic resonance imaging and ......well..............magnets and metal..........................
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    Yup!just rang them,they gotta come out..got 4 out,1 big one at the back will stay till the last min,but i feel nekid now,lol xx

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    I'll bet you do! I'd rather go out without my underwear than be seen without earrings etc. There is usually a wee locker just outside the scan room for your stuff so at least you can get some semblance of normality back before braving the real world again. Good luck with the scan and results by the way!
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    Ive had 4 MRI 's and its always absolutely no metal in the room or no scan policy regardless of which bit of you is in the machine..If youve got metal inside you like pinned fractures you have to have a CT scan instead..
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