The Easy-to-Forget Things That Can’t Go In An MRI

Before you get an MRI, you’ll be asked over and over about metal. The reason? Metal can’t go inside the powerful magnet of the machine. Metal causes a safety risk to you and anyone who is in the room because the metal objects get pulled into the machine.

So, what might you be wearing that you’d forget to tell your MRI tech about? Dustin Canavan, Chief MRI Technologist says there’s a lot that can be overlooked. Things like magnetic eyelashes, tiny hearing aids, glucose sensors, and slow release skin patches. Here’s why you need to ditch them outside the door of your MRI:

If you’ve ever been a sheet metal worker, MRI poses a unique risk for you. Here’s the story.