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Does undergoing a MRI scan affect the metal screws and plates in my jaw?

Age: 30 - 39
Orthopaedic Surgery
DOCTOR’S ANSWER (2)
Hi there

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.

BW

Dr Dinesh

56 views 2 Jul 2019
No as all modern day implants are titanium and no longer contain iron which is affected by MRI magnetic field. However doctors are still cautious for implants less than one year in vital organs brain and heart.
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