Are Artificial Nails Safe for MRI Scans?

What is an MRI Scan?

MRI scans use strong magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the inside of your body.

Composition of Artificial Nails

Artificial nails are made from materials like acrylic, gel, or silk. Some may contain metal particles.

Magnetic Interference

Metal particles in artificial nails can interact with the MRI's magnetic field, causing distortions.

Magnetic Interference

MRI machines have strong magnets that can affect metal objects, but soft contact lenses are typically metal-free.

Non-metallic artificial nails are generally safe for MRI scans but always inform your technician.

Non-Metallic Nails

Always follow the advice of your contact lens manufacturer and your doctor regarding MRI scans.

Checking for Metals

Being informed helps ensure your MRI scan is safe and effective, giving you peace of mind.