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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is it fine to have an MRI scan with a stent in the breast?

Several years ago I had some sort of device inserted into my breast in order for it to mark a spot that was thought to be cancer, but wasn’t. Unrelated, I will need to have an MRI performed and I am concerned about this marker, stent, or whatever it was placed in my breast. Are my concerns valid? Is this marker a routine procedure?
Wed, 6 Jun 2018
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Nowadays, compatible softwares are available with which MRI can be done with a metal stent placed inside.

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