MRI after fusion? Metal or titanium used in posterior cervical fusions?
Don't know if anyone has an answer to my question, but is metal or titanium used more frequently in posterior cervical fusions? I have screws and cross rods and don't know if I can have an MRI at this point. My fusion was in mid-2005. I know they used lateral mass screws, but can find nothing in my records to indicate if the material was metal or titanium. If it's metal, apparently I can't get an MRI.
I'll be calling the neurosurgeon who did the fusion to find out, but wanted to toss this out there in the meantime.
If you've had a fusion, have you had an MRI afterwards? Any idea what was used (or will be used if you're going to have a fusion?). Thanks for any help you can provide - it may be a while before I hear back from my neurosurgeon.