MRI scans are generally safe. Because MRI machines use a magnetic field and radio waves instead of radiation, there are no known risks to the procedure as long as the proper safety guidelines are followed.
In order to ensure your safety, you (as well as anyone who enters the room) will be screened for any metal objects that may cause the machine to malfunction. This is also the reason why patients with certain types of aneurysm clips or pacemakers may not undergo MRI scans.
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