I am having an MRI and they ask if you have had any heart surgery using metal devices. I had a PDA repaired 4 years ago. I have no idea about the details but I understand sometimes they use metal clips? Were these used in 1966? And they would show up on a chest xray wouldn't they? If you have one of those, should you not get an MRI? Thank you.
You are asking if it is okay to undergo an MRI if you have metal clips (1966 vs. 4 years ago)?
I would recommend reviewing your surgical records and a recent chest X-ray to determine the type and presence of any surgical clips. These clips should show up on a chest X-ray. I would review this history with the radiologist giving you the MRI and the cardiologist who is following you.
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