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Mercury Fillings Leak After Medical Scan

Ultra-high-strength magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 20171 may pose a risk to people with mercury fillings. Also known as a 7-Tesla, or 7T MRI, they offer better image quality, particularly for visualization of smaller structures and subtle pathologies, than the lower strength 1.5T MRIs found in most hospital settings.  However, the strong magnets and higher magnetic field strength also carry additional risks, including to those with amalgam fillings, which are composed of 50 percent mercury.  Read more...
 
 

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