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Why must all metallic objects and electronic devices be removed before having an MRI scan performed?

Due to the strong magnetic fields it generates, the MRI scanner can instantly attract any iron-containing object or device with great force, acting as a powerful magnet.

Thus, it is highly important that all patients remove such belongings before entering the examination room in order to avoid injury, the damaging of the MR system, as well as interference with the test results, as images may often be distorted by the presence of metallic objects on the patient or in the examination room.

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