Jewelry and MRI: Understanding the Risks

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a big machine used to take pictures inside your body!

Super Magnets!

MRI machines have very strong magnets. That's how they get such clear pictures.

Metal Attracts!

Metals are attracted to magnets. Jewelry is often made of metal, which can cause problems near an MRI.

Safety First!

Wearing jewelry during an MRI can be unsafe. It might move suddenly because of the magnet!

Not only can jewelry hurt you, but it can also damage the expensive MRI machine.

Damage to the Machine

Doctors will ask you to remove any jewelry before you go near the MRI machine.

Take It Off

What About Non-metal?

Even non-metallic jewelry might need to be removed to avoid any risks.

Checking Twice

Before the MRI, a technician will double-check to make sure all jewelry is off.

Remember, no jewelry during an MRI keeps you and the machine safe!