Why Jewelry Must Be Removed Before an MRI

What is an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a big machine that helps doctors see inside your body!

Big Magnet Alert!

The MRI machine is like a huge magnet. It’s very strong and can pull things made of metal.

Metal Moves!

Because it’s so magnetic, anything metal can move quickly towards the machine. That can be dangerous!

Jewelry and Magnets

Most jewelry has some metal, so in an MRI, it can be pulled by the strong magnet.

Removing jewelry keeps you safe from any sudden pulls or pinches.

Safe and Sound

Metal can mess up the MRI pictures. Without metal, doctors can see everything clearly.

Clear Pictures

What About Other Things?

Not just jewelry, anything metal must stay out. Like belts, coins, and even some clothes!

Before Your MRI

Doctors will ask you to take off your jewelry and make sure you have nothing metal on you.

Once you’re free of metal, you’re ready for a safe MRI scan.