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Ferrous Metals are not permitted into the MRI room for various reasons

The strong magnets of the MRI can:

  • Cause damage to certain metallic objects
  • Metal Jewelery, Metal zippers -can heat up and cause skin reactions
  • Watches- may stop working
  • Credit cards- can get demagnetized
  • Hearing aids- may stop working
  • Permanent cosmetics, eye makeup and tattoos-cause skin reactions
  • Cell phones and Beepers can stop working

Certain items can become dangerous projectiles:

  • Any loose Metal Items
  • Pens
  • Pocket knives
  • Eyeglasses
  • Cell phones, beepers
  • lighters
  • Hairpins

Cause distortion of the MRI images:

  • Any metallic object
  • Pins
  • Hairpins
  • Metal zippers
  • Permanent tattoos and cosmetics contain metal particles and should be covered by a damp cloth

The extremely strong magnetic field of the MRI can displace or disrupt the action of IMPLANTED METALLIC OBJECTS

This is the reason that the MRI is contraindicated in certain individuals.

Please review this list which is by no means a complete one. Ask us about anything not included here.

MRI COMPLETELY CONTRAINDICATED
BRAIN- Most Aneurysm Clips
Most clips in brain tissue after surgery
EYE-Periorbital wire
Eyelid spring or wire
Prosthesis implant
EAR -Middle ear surgery with cochlear implant
IMPLANTS- ANY Position- (MAGNETIC OR ELECTRONIC)
Electrode implants
Spinal cord stimulator
CARDIAC(heart) defibrillator/pacemaker
PREGNANCY – Effect on Fetus unknown

 

MRI TO BE AVOIDED FOR 6-8 WEEKS
Any Cardiac Surgery
Prosthetic Heart Valve-DEPENDS ON TYPE OF VALVE
Vascular Surgery
Vascular access port and /or Catheter
IMPLANTS- Any Stent, Filter or Coil placement

 

MRI POSSIBLE AFTER ADDRESSING THE ISSUE
BRAIN
Prior Brain Surgery
If no clips left in brain tissue
EYE
Prior eye surgery
If no metal (cataract)
OR metal is removable
EAR
Hearing aid
After removal (gets damaged)
DENTURES wether or not attatched with magnets After removal for head and neck scans
Neurostimulator device
TENS unit
After Removal
Any infusion pump
Insulin /any other drug
Disconnecting pump OR after being
Shut off and emptied at Primary care Physicians office
Body piercing jewelry If not removable- cover with damp cloth
Medication Patch After removal of any containing aluminized plastic eg Habitrol,Duragesic
Breast feeding Gadolinium(contrast) cannot be used unless milk is pumped out for 48 hrs.
Tissue expanders(breast Implants) If removable
Known or possible metal fragments in the eye head or body eg welders, machinists,sheet metal workers etc Need screening Xray to check position.
Cannot do MRI if metal present in eye
Surgical staples,clips sutures As long as none in Brain
IUD (Intra Uterine Device) After checking make and model

 

MRI NOT CONTRAINDICATED
Wire mesh implants
Joint or Limb replacement
War Injury- gun shot , bullets,BB’s
Radiation seeds/ implants
Allergy to any drug except Gadolinium and contrast material
Asthma/Emphysema
Seizures
Blood/kidney/liver respiratory disorders.
This list is NOT COMPLETE. Please ask our technologist about any concerns you may have.

All devices and implants must be referenced in our manual to be cleared.