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Christine1946
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   Posted 9/28/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -6)   
     If your son has staples then that means he can never get an MRI.  Am I correct?  That is why I refused one last week.   My family doctor thought I had something going on in my spine but I told her it was a reaction to Cipro...body aches all over, could hardly get out of bed.  She was a bit upset that I said I didn't want the MRI.  Good thing too because a few days later I was ok.

Collicat
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   Posted 9/29/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually do not know the answer to this. I need to ask his doctor. He did have CAT scans when he had about 60 staples closing his incision and there was no problem with that..... I will look into this

Collicat
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   Posted 9/29/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Everything that I found, on line, says the same as this:

"Surgical staples shouldn't interfere with an MRI but of course they should be disclosed when the tech asks you if you have any metal in your body. The metals that cause trouble with the MRI are metals containing iron, not titanium as used in the staples."

....however I would still question the doctor

Christine1946
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   Posted 9/29/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
     I had a few CT scans post op too.  My surgeon said "an MRI shouldn't be a problem."  I wanted a sure yes or no...shouldn't doesn't hack it with me...especially with my post op luck rolleyes .

Collicat
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   Posted 9/29/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I hear you!
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