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An x-ray radiology report in October said there was a linear shape metallic foreign body in the right knee posterior - soft tissue. Three weeks later, an MRI of the same knee by same imaging lab mentions nothing in the report about a foreign metallic body. However, during the MRI, the tech came in and said that they saw the pin or clip in the knee from the last surgery I had. How does the tech see it but no mention in the MRI report? On each MRI image, it does read in the upper right corner "Right Knee-Metal". Doctor who have looked at the x-ray images said that the object looks like a needle.
Have you ever had any surgery or trauma in that knee where they saw the "foreign metallic body"? Not all metallic foreign bodies are mentioned in reports - that is why it is always important to look at the images. Your imaging facility that you went to is doing a good job by looking at the images - particularly the technologist.
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