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OK, I've had scans before, particularly 18 months ago when I was in hospital but I'm not sure if they were full MRI scans...my memory of that time is a tad nebulous.

What happens if you have metal parts in your body? I understand that I'll be entering what's basically a very powerful magnet and I have a titanium plate in my jaw and pins in my left elbow.

There is a horror story in today's DM: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html#comments
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OK, I've had scans before, particularly 18 months ago when I was in hospital but I'm not sure if they were full MRI scans...my memory of that time is a tad nebulous.

What happens if you have metal parts in your body? I understand that I'll be entering what's basically a very powerful magnet and I have a titanium plate in my jaw and pins in my left elbow.

There is a horror story in today's DM: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html#comments
Just make sure that you advise the people doing the scan that you have metal in your body and they will know how to deal with it. You won't be the first person that had needed an MRI scan, with metal in his body, so try not to worry!
Ask them if you will be safe in the scanner, and don't get in until they can assure you that it will not cause any problems.
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A bit of topic, but maybe worth mentioning. If you have any metal parts in your body, you should never use the Tens pain relief machines either. This was very firmly impressed on to me by the surgeon who put all my bits of metal in.

Sorry for going off topic but the above posts jogged my memory.
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Today I phoned the MRI team and they reassured me that the titanium plate in my jaw, plus the metal pins in my left elbow won't be a problem for the MRI.
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Today I phoned the MRI team and they reassured me that the titanium plate in my jaw, plus the metal pins in my left elbow won't be a problem for the MRI.
That's reassuring for you Dreamy
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Now I'm worried about my tattoos - I only have 3 fairly small ones but am not sure of the pigment used. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

There was an episode of House where a patient's tattoos started burning during an MRI and they didn't switch the machine off.
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Now I'm worried about my tattoos - I only have 3 fairly small ones but am not sure of the pigment used. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

There was an episode of House where a patient's tattoos started burning during an MRI and they didn't switch the machine off.
You will be fine Dreamy. You have a button to press anyway.
I wish someone could go with you.
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I'm sure it was just a CT scan I had before (that I can remember, anyway) and there was no button to push.

I know I'm worrying probably needlessly but I can't help it. The internet isn't always a good thing.
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I'm sure it was just a CT scan I had before (that I can remember, anyway) and there was no button to push.

I know I'm worrying probably needlessly but I can't help it. The internet isn't always a good thing.
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