Are there any reasons I should not have the scan done? - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Are there any reasons I should not have the scan done?

Because of the potential harmful effects associated with some metallic objects in a magnetic field, you should check with your physician or the MRI Technologist if you have had any brain, eye, ear or other surgeries. Also if you have any of the following please let the technologist know:

  • Metal implants
  • Surgical staples
  • Foreign metal objects in eye, or removed from eye
  • If you have ever been a sheet metal worker or machinist
  • Shrapnel, bullets, or bullet wounds 
  • Tattoos
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)

You may NOT have the scan if you have the following:

  • Pacemaker
  • Neuro-stimulator (tens-unit)
  • Ferrous intracranial aneurysm clips
  • Implanted drug infusion device

If you are pregnant please notify the technologist.

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