Stents and MRI's

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Stents and MRI's

Postby ssmme » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:13 pm

I hope this isn't a stupid question but if you have metal mesh stents placed in your jugs can you still get MRI's? It seems that metal and MRI machines are not friends.
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Postby ozarkcanoer » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:15 pm

There isn't a stupid question. All questions are smart.. I haven't had the stenting, but other posters here tell me that the stents are made of non ferrous material, so there is no problem with MRIs.

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Postby LR1234 » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:16 pm

The stents are not metals effected by magnets so are fine, they are made of nickel and I think titanium.
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Postby ssmme » Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:19 pm

That's such a relief to know. I'm currently in the campath trial but after completing the treatment I'd like to consider being evaluated for CCVSI and possible stenting but I want to be able to continue getting mri's.

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Postby ErikaSlovakia » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:27 am

LR1234 wrote:The stents are not metals effected by magnets so are fine, they are made of nickel and I think titanium.

My is nickel - no problem to have MR at all.
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Aug. 7, 09 Doppler Ultras. in Poland, left Jugul. valve problem, RRMS since 1996, now SPMS,
- Nov.3,09: one stent in the left jug. vein in Katowice, Poland, LDN, never on DMDs
- Jan. 19, 11: control venography in Katowice - negative but I feel worse
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Postby Mutley » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:10 am

Great question, I wondered that too!
Mutley goes to Poland 1st symptom was Optic Neuritis in 1998, DX RRMS Jan 2001, DX SPMS 2007. Last EDSS by doctor 7.5
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Postby Loobie » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:51 am

I've had 2 MRI's since my stents have been in place. No problem whatsoever. If they had any iron in them at all, I don't know how long they'd last anyway in such a 'wet' environment. I think they are a nickel titanium alloy.
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