If you have any metal on or in your body, an MRI can harm you. Even small amounts that will not harm your body can distort the MRI picture. In most cases, surgical staples, clips, plates, pins, and screws are not a risk during MRI scans if they have been in place for more than 4 to 6 weeks.
Regarding this, can you get an MRI if you have fillings?
No, Open MRI imaging will not cause fillings in your teeth, if in proper condition, to dislodge or come out. The metal in most fillings is not affected by the MRI system's magnetic field. However, the fillings may cause some distortion of the images if you are having a scan of your neck, brain or facial area.
What metals are safe for an MRI?
MRI Compatible Metals
- Titanium. Orthopedic surgeons favor titanium implants for their strength and compatibility with body tissues.
- Cobalt-Chromium. Though cobalt has magnetic properties, implants such as coronary stents made of cobalt-chromium alloy have tested safe during an MRI.
- Stainless Steel.
Can you get an MRI if you have metal in your body?
If you have metal or electronic devices in your body such as artificial joints or heart valves, a pacemaker or rods, plates or screws holding bones in place, be sure to tell the technician. Metal may interfere with the magnetic field used to create an MRI image and can cause a safety hazard.