Moreover the initial assessment after trauma is done using a CT scan, with an MRI only used a a secondary tool.PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Thu May 12, 2022 5:07 amA quick goolge search shows that even for stainless steel sutures the level of image artifacts are small, and the temperature rise is like 2 degrees celcius under an MRI. The was no sigificant magnetic pull because of the small size of the items.Dr. Acula wrote: ↑Wed May 11, 2022 4:45 pmFerromagnetic metals like Iron, Nickel and Cobalt are indeed a problem for an MRI though. Ironbased medical implants in general are so highly alloyed that they lose their magnetic properties, so they aren't a problem.PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Wed May 11, 2022 4:15 pm
That material doesn't affect MRI or cat-scan they say. A small chunk of platinum. Remember there are people with dental and skeletal braces too. Are dental braces banned too? See, there is no logic to it. There needs to be a review of what sorts of materials and forms of Jewelry are allowed. Checks all the boxes? You're good to go race.
The issue in reality is that most people don't actually know what their piercings are exactly made of. For instance Nickel isn't an unusual material to find in piercings.
Platinum is not magnetic so this wouldn't be an issue for a nose knob. No artifacts, no heating, no magnetic pull.
FIA has enforced a lazy ruling to target one driver.
Added to that, I guarantee it would take less time to remove that nose stud in the MRI prep area, than to remove a wedding band (which are permitted) from a finger which is broken and swelling up causing a risk of blood supply issues.
I have never had a single patient where a piercing caused a problem with emergency assessment or any kind of assessment for that matter.
The only items of jewellery that case issues are rings when hands swell.
Well, and nipple piercings if we're having to defibrillate someone, but at that point a burnt nipple is the least of their worries!!
Necklaces are easily removed and piercings are never a problem unless they're the primary cause of injury (earing ripped out) which is something I can't imagine happening in F1!!