Getting an MRI After Neck Surgery
Doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose several kinds of health issues. An MRI takes pictures of organs and structures in the body by using a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy. Not all people can safely undergo an MRI because of the presence of a strong magnet in the MRI machine. Those with implanted metal medical devices, such as a metal spinal implant, should discuss getting an MRI with their medical team ahead of time.
You can receive an MRI any time after surgery with the Prestige LPTM cervical disc. As MRI machines vary, please tell all of your doctors that you have one or two Prestige LP cervical discs and talk to your doctors about appropriate testing conditions.
For MRI guidelines, refer to the information you received from your surgeon about the particular system used for your cervical fusion. Tell all of your doctors that you have a cervical fusion system and talk to your doctors about appropriate testing conditions.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.