Do You Have to Remove Nail Polish for an MRI?

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a big machine that doctors use to look inside your body!

The Big Magnet!

An MRI is like a giant magnet. It helps doctors see your bones and muscles without any ouchies.

Sparkly Nails!

Many people love painting their nails with colorful, sparkly polish!

Metal in Polish?

Some nail polishes have tiny bits of metal to make them shiny.

The MRI's magnet can react with metal, which can sometimes cause problems.

Why Metal Matters

Doctors might ask you to remove your polish so the MRI pictures are clear and safe.

Safety First

Not Always!

Not all nail polish needs to be removed. It depends on what's in the polish!

Check the Label

If you're unsure, look at the nail polish bottle or ask an adult.

Always a good idea to ask your doctor if you need to remove your polish before your MRI.