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Tell your doctor if you have any of the following:

  • Heart pacemaker
  • Cerebral aneurysm clip
  • Implanted insulin pump, narcotics pump, or implanted nerve stimulators (TENS) for back pain
  • Metal in the eye or eye socket, or metal near a major artery
  • Cochlear (ear) implant
  • Implanted spine stabilization rods
  • Severe lung disease
  • Severe acid reflux
  • Weight of more than 300 pounds
  • Unable to lie on your back for 30 to 60 minutes
  • Claustrophobia (fear of closed or narrow spaces)

From: Prostate Cancer: MRI WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 15, 2019

SOURCE: 

Radiological Society of North America.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 15, 2019

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