January 17, 2014

Is Your Metal Implant MRI Safe? There's a Website for That...

Although one could always contact the manufacturer or surgeon who performed your metal implantation directly to determine whether it is MRI safe or not, there's also a website that contains a comprehensive database of metal implants and how compatible they are with MRI scans.

Who knew that certain metal implants are compatible with MRI scans up to a certain strength?

Who knew a metal implant that may not necessarily be compatible with MRI, but given enough time after implantation (usually 6 weeks), it is still safe to get an MRI scan?

Check this website www.MRIsafety.com out!

The actual searchable list of implants is here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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