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CTA scan and metal

If I have had  metal drill shavings removed from my eye is there a possibility of complications from this test. I had an eye exam last month and the eye Dr never said anything about metal nor did I realize I'd be having this test otherwise I'd of mentioned it . I guess I'm just overly concerned.
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367994 tn?1304957193
Generally, one should notify the technologist or radiologist of any shrapnel, bullets, or other pieces of metal which may be present in your body due to accidents. If there is a problem it may distort images of the facial area or brain.  Because you have posted on the Heart Disease forum, I assume you have had chest images and possibly the respiratory system so there shouldn't be any concern.

Hope this helps and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.  Take care,

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Isn't CTA x-ray based? in which case I don't think that any metal would become an issue with risk. However as Kenkeith states, it can distort an image.
You should always inform the operator of any metal in your body for an MRI scan. These work on a different principle and use very large magnets which can seriously heat up metal in the body, causing tissue damage.
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