What is MRI?o MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a means of “seeing” inside the body in order for doctors to find certain diseases or abnormal conditions.
MRIo MRI does not rely on the type of radiation used for an x- ray or computer tomography (CT) scan.o The MRI examination requires specialized equipment that uses a powerful, constant magnetic field, rapidly changing local magnetic fields, radiofrequency energy, and dedicated equipment including a powerful computer to create very clear pictures of internal body structures.
Is MRI Safe?o MRI has been shown to be extremely safe as long as proper safety precautions are taken.o In general, the MRI procedure produces no pain and causes no known short-term or long-term tissue damage of any kind.o The MRI magnet is always ON, even if there is no examination in process.
Items or Things that may create ahealth hazard or Other Problems during an MRI Exam:o Pacemakero Metal Implanto Implanted drug infusion deviceo Foreign metal objects, especially if in or near the eyeo Shrapnel or bullet woundso Permanent cosmetics or tattooso Dentures/teeth with magnetic keeperso Medication patch that contains metal foil.
Metalo For patient and staff safety, no metal objects are allowed in the MRI roomo Special tools, cleaning equipment, and even oxygen containers must be used when entering the room
Warning Signo Each x-ray room has a X-RAY warning sign above the dooro When this light is on, the x-ray is in use and no one should enter the room IN USE