Ask the doctor: MRIs and stents
Ask the doctor
MRIs and stents
Q. I read an article about MRIs being bad for pacemakers and defibrillators. What about stents? They are metal, too. I had two stents put in a few months ago. Can I ever have an MRI?
A. Although it seems as though the wire-mesh stents used to prop open arteries should pose the same sorts of problems in an MRI as pacemakers or implantable cardioverter/defibrillators (ICDs), they don't.