Beware of metallic objects during an MRI exam
To ensure the patient safety, medical institutions follow safety guidelines on a routine basis that all patients must be required to remove all metallic belongings during an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) exam.
Some metallic objects heat up and result in burns to patients. In addition, ferromagnetic objects will be attracted to the MRI magnetic field and damage the scanner. Some caused serious incidents or injuries to medical personnel.
As you can see, the image on the left is normal and the image on the right is distorted by hairpins.
Besides hairpins, any metallic objects such as dentures, removable orthodontic appliances, disposable hot packs, or anything with ionic parts (i.e. hair thickening or gray hair coverage powder) should be removed in advance of an MRI exam.
Our hospital group is committed to ensuring the patient safety and safe workplaces. It is imperative that patients coming to our hospitals should follow and respect instructions from our MRI staff.