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Offline northernlights

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MRI
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:45:52 PM »
Good Day! I've got Ultra sounds of my pregnancies, a copy of pictures taken while having my first scope (6yrs ago), and am wondering if one is able to get hold of a copy of their own MRI scan photo? I'm going for my first (and hopefully last) MRI on monday, and am just wondering if it's possible.

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Re: MRI
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 02:49:09 PM »
Sure,  I was given copies about 10 min after the scan.  I was also given a choice of the actual films or a DVD.

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Re: MRI
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 02:50:33 PM »
In the US you are legally entitled to all of your medical records. All you have to do is ask. The place where I have my MRIs done always hands them to me to take to the doctor. Some of my doctors keep them and others give them back. My doctor has digital x-ray equipment so I can get all my x-rays put on a CD. Some places will do the same with MRIs.

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Re: MRI
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 03:02:05 PM »
excellent! Thanks for the replies. I am a bit nervous but understand MRI's are very simple albeit noisy. My only other concern is that they wont let me have it because I have a tattoo on my ankle (its only 3yrs old so no metals in the ink).

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Re: MRI
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 03:16:43 PM »
I have 4 tattoos and they have never stopped me from having a MRI.  One is on my Hip.  The ink's used for Tatoos have not had metals in them since the 1950's (in the U.S. at least - If I remember correctly.  I have a good friend has owned a Tattoo Parlor for 20 Years.) unless you has it done in a back alley. And even then I'm not really sure if it would be a problem or if that is only something that you see on TV.  I have never been asked about my Tattoos for a MRI.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2008, 12:28:02 AM by KW »
Right Knee
2000 - 2002 - Scope,LR,TTT,Unscrewed
01-10-12 - PFJR

Left Knee
04/07 TTT/LR
08/07 Bone Grth Stim
10/07 Loose/Bent Screw
1/08 Unscrewed/MRI~NON-UNION
02/19/08 Lt  TTT Revision W/Graft
12/09/08 Scope
05/15/09 Scope
09/04/09 PFJR/Unscrewed















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