It seems like it's common knowledge that gets spread that if you have metal in your body it's dangerous to get an MRI scan. This may not necessarily be the case anymore, at least when it comes to cardiac implants.
A recent study led by Dr. Joseph J. Cavallo with the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine published their findings in regards to MRI patients with cardiac implants.
According to the study, Medicare and Medicaid patients with implanted electronic cardiac devices are undergoing significantly less MRI scans, despite evidence showing that MRI scans will present no harm to the patients. This is likely due to invalid and outdated information with MRI safety influencing health insurance policy. MRI safety has come a long way when it comes to patient care, and it seems health insurance is trailing behind.
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