Does undergoing a MRI scan affect the metal screws and plates in my jaw?
Normally before performing MRI scans, the radiology department will ask about recent operations and the possibility of metal work. In general, if metal has been in the body for a while and is in a deep tissue structure, such as the knee, it should not cause too much bother.
That said, in a situation such as yours, it might be worth consulting your dental/maxfax surgeon before undergoing the scan, in case they have concerns.
Hope this helps.
Dr Dinesh Sirisena
MBBS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, DIP, FSEM
Sports Medicine Centre
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828
Dr Fong Shee Yan
MBBS, FAMS, FRCS, MMed Ortho
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