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  • OswaldOtte
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    Dear Doctor

    Is it safe to have an MRI done of both cervical and lumbar region having an implant between C6-C7?

    The girl who booked my MRI asked if I had any implants, so I told her about having an implant 6 months ago. She said it won’t move anymore after 6 months. I said that at the 3 month checkup it didn’t show any fusion. She didn’t sound very confident when saying it is ‘probably’ ok.

    My implant is a Zimmer Biomet Optio-C.
    Link with info here

    Should I worry about it moving during MRI?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    This is a fusion-type of implant which has a significant amount of metal in it. The metal is titanium which is somewhat more tolerable to imaging than implants made with chrome-cobalt but can still cause artifact with certain MRI programs. It is OK to get an MRI with this implant regardless of fusion status.

    Dr. Corenman

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