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Can you have an MRI scan with a mirena coil in???

(12 Posts)
mosschops30 Thu 24-Jul-08 20:13:12

Im having a brain and upper spine MRI next week.
Have had one before but didnt have the coil in then.
They have sent me a questionnaire about metalwork and stuff but nothing about coils.

Anyone know?

AuntieMaggie Thu 24-Jul-08 20:15:11

Call them and ask just to be sure

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Thu 24-Jul-08 20:16:51

Ooh - my aunt had an mri booked recently to check out a lump on her thumb. It wasn't until she got there that they asked about metalwork.

Luckily for her they did. She had surgery for an aneurysm in her brain and they had used a clip to fix it.

So they cancelled MRI.

tissy Thu 24-Jul-08 20:18:44

yes you can

but put it on the form anyway; there should be a q about implants etc

mosschops30 Thu 24-Jul-08 20:35:16

i will ring tomorrow I think then tell them when I go.
Also seeing GP tomorrow so maybe she will know

Thanks smile

GreenMonkies Thu 24-Jul-08 20:40:09

I work in Radiology, a mirena is fine as long as it's been "in" for more than 6 weeks.


cmotdibbler Thu 24-Jul-08 20:43:51

Its completely safe in MRI - its entirely plastic, and theres even some research papers on how best to show it on MRI

thegrowlygus Thu 24-Jul-08 20:44:09

Is absolutely fine because it isn't metal. It is made of plastic.

Plus DH is a neuro radiologist and says it is fine - even if not been in for 6 weeks.

If you are having it done in cambridge it might be him looking at the scan!

mosschops30 Thu 24-Jul-08 20:47:43

oh thats great thanks. Its been in for 3 years so fine. (maybe even coming out soon wink)
Im having it done in Cardiff. Im nervous even though Ive had it done before.

thegrowlygus Thu 24-Jul-08 20:49:12

Ooooh - he wondered about applying for a job in Cardiff but didn't. So. That is terribly helpful to know isn't it?!!

pinkbubble Thu 24-Jul-08 20:49:39

Yes you can.

I have had 2 MRI scans, I just let them know when I had it done.

mosschops30 Thu 24-Jul-08 20:52:43

lol growlygus, the neuroradiologist last time wouldnt tell me what was on the scan even though i knew it was something because i knew the neurosurgeon looking at it. He didnt know I was staff there.
In the end my boss gave me my results!

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