Opinions and information please :-
I have heard that you can't have an MRI scan with any metal around.
Also that if it can be done, the images aren't very clear.
Has anyone had an MRI scan on their neck after a lumbar fusion with hardware?
Perhaps the titanium isn't a problem.
I am awaiting a lumbar fusion at L4/L5 and everyone says they will sort out my neck and possible thoracic spine afterwards. They want to focus on one thing at a time. Although part of my thoracic spine showed up during my lumbar MRI, I haven't had the higher area scanned. Will they be able to do the scan after surgery, or would it be best to have it first? I'm in the UK, so not so easy to just say I want one done.
Please, all you people with so much experience, let me know what you think.