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MRI with a copper coil?

(8 Posts)
RestlessTraveller Fri 22-Jul-16 10:51:35

Hi some of you remember I posted on here about the possibility that I had a subarachnoid hemorrage a few weeks ago. Many thanks for all the advice! Anyway I have eventually had my appointment through for an MRI, however I am a bit concerned about my copper coil. Will this be ok?

Mincepies76 Fri 22-Jul-16 11:12:03

I had one recently...don't think I was asked if I had one...shrapnel in my body or tattoos was 2 I remember being asked about!

Doinmummy Fri 22-Jul-16 11:14:48

How ling have you had it ? It should be ok if it's been in a while .

CheeseAndSprinkleys Fri 22-Jul-16 17:18:09

I had an MRI last yeare done with the Mirena in, don't know if that's any help.

Doinmummy Fri 22-Jul-16 17:23:46

As long as a prosthesis has been in for at least a couple of months it's fine. People have MRI scans with false hips/knees etc

CMOTDibbler Fri 22-Jul-16 18:38:34

Yes, copper isn't affected by the magnetic field - doesn't matter how long its been in

gandalf456 Fri 22-Jul-16 22:48:47

I gave a crown . They said that was OK. I have a coil too but the scan was on my head and neck so should be fine

Spam88 Sat 23-Jul-16 00:29:56

Best to let them know so they can be certain whether or not it's an issue.

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