Why You Can't Wear Your Favorite Necklace During an MRI

What is an MRI?

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

Super Strong Magnets!

The MRI machine uses super strong magnets to take pictures of your insides.

What Happens During an MRI?

When you have an MRI scan, you lie down and the machine takes pictures without touching you.

Why No Metal?

Metal objects can be dangerous around the MRI because the magnet is very powerful.

If your necklace is metal, it can be pulled by the MRI’s magnet. That could be risky!

Your Favorite Necklace

Metal can move very fast towards the magnet, and this could hurt you or damage the machine.

Metal Moves!

Other Metal Items

It’s not just necklaces. Any metal items like bracelets, rings, or even zippers need to be removed.

What If I Forget?

Don’t worry! The doctors will check and make sure you don’t have any metal before the scan.

Removing metal makes sure you and everyone else stays safe during the scan.