Multifocal brain MRI artifacts secondary to embolic metal fragments

Dean M. Wingerchuk, Karl N. Krecke, Jimmy R. Fulgham

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We report a patient with unusual MRI abnormalities that had the physical characteristics of ferromagnetic artifact. We believe that the MRI artifacts were due to microscopic embolic metal fragments, most likely from a mechanical heart valve prosthesis. Potential sources of metal emboli should be considered in patients with MRI abnormalities compatible with ferromagnetic artifact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1451-1453
Number of pages3
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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