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    Hi guys,

    I have to have an MRI scan done to my knee in the next couple of weeks and I am pretty sure I can't get away with not taking my piercings off, but I will ask the question anyway. Just in case I will have to take them off what would be the best way to do so? I have 4; 1 on ear rim still hurting slightly, 1 on the conch and 2 on ear lobes, they were all done in mid October so I think only really the ear lobes one are sort of healed. Shall I take them off in the hospital right before the scan and put them back on as soon as? If so I am a little concerned about infection and stuff. Or am I better off taking them off at home and put them back when I get home that day? This way I think I can clean my ears and the pirecings but I am little concerned about the time. It's only about 10 mins walk to the hospital so if things go smoothly without any major waiting, either way shouldn't make much difference but hopsital appointments are never on time as we all know. I will give my piercer a call in due course to ask but any advice and personal experience is apperciated.

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    Yes you're right, you'll have to take them out. I'd probably clean them and leave them out for a bit longer rather than shove them back in.. Although can you not get plastic (I forget the word) but the plastic things you can put in to keep the holes open?
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    Ever so slightly unrelated: ask if it's worth bringing a CD. MRI scans are loud, and sometimes it's possible for them to play some music to help you relax. Also, if you can, wear warm clothing with absolutely no metal, as it can be fairly cold in the MRI room- also, it's less embarrassing than wearing the lovely hospital gown!
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    Yeah you won't be allowed piercings.
    You might as well take them out at home so you can keep it sterile.
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    Yeah if you don't take your own cd you'll end up with Kylie minogue on repeat like I did..
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    It shouldn't matter whether you leave the out for the length of the scan or when you get home really as they shouldn't close up in such a short period of time. If you're worried about infection, just give the holes/jewellery a clean with some salt water and see if you've got a pot to put them in.
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    Thanks for the replies guys, really apperciate it. I think the biggest concern I have is what if I can't put them back on for whatever reason? My conch one fell off once about a month ago and it was quite disgusting having to put jewellery back thoguht what was technically a wound. I might take them out myself and head back to the studio after the scan to get the piercier to put them back on for me. Not sure if the plastic retainers would make much difference as I think it might cause more trouble to put them on non healed piercings?
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    Hello, just thought it might be a bit of useful information. Just spoke to the hospital about the scan and they said Gold, Silver, Titanium and Surgical Steel are fine for the MRI scans. When I called the piercing studio about it, they sounded like they have this question asked everyday and ever before I opened my mouth, they told me to go back the day before to have the changed to titanium and when I told them I had mine done with them, they said then it would have been titanium... So now I have my backs covered, if my piercing break the machine, don't say I didn't ask.... I was more worried about them ripping my ears out to be honest...
 
 
 
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