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#51
Posted: 8/10/2012 5:13:20 PM
DO NOT GET AN MRI .....before you have skull xrays. I dont care what anybody tells you. 
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#52
Posted: 8/10/2012 5:52:59 PM
MRI not investigation of choice for metallic foreign bodies for obvious reasons.

CT scan would be the scan of choice.

But agree with post #51

plain skull X-Ray would be a mandatory first line investigation and also a Orthopantomogram would be useful. Then a CT scan, would be the next step in the investigation of a metallic foreign body.
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