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Can you go through a metal detector with a stent? How about have x-rays? MRIs?

Answer 1:  There is no problem going through metal detectors with a stent from a CCSVI procedure. X-rays are not a problem either. For MRIs, some say people with stents for all kinds of conditions regularly go through MRIs with no problem.  Others say you may want to consult with the facility in advance to see if they will cross-check the make and model of your stent with the list of stents that have been tested in the particular MRI machine (brand, strength) that will be used for you.



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