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can a person keep his glasses on while going for mri( magnetic resonance imaging)?

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Dr. Arnold Friedman
Radiology 46 years experience
Sometimes: As long as there is no ferromagnetic metal in the frame.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Why would you: The technicians running mris wil require you to take all metal containing objects out of the room while you have your scan. This will include your glasses. There is little to see when you are in the scanner anyway and you will be given your glasses immediately when it is over. Let the experts manage things for you.
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Rheumatology 48 years experience
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Glasses: Wearing the correct spectacle lens correction does not harm your vision.

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