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Does an MRI expose me to any unnecessary radiation?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) uses magnetic fields rather than radiation.
That is one of the benefits of using MRI instead of ct ("cat scans") or x rays. As far as we know, exposure to this level of magnetic energy is not harmful. If you have a pacemaker, cochlear implant, implanted nerve stimulator, or other metal in your body, you may not be able to have an mri.

In brief: No

Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) uses magnetic fields rather than radiation.
That is one of the benefits of using MRI instead of ct ("cat scans") or x rays. As far as we know, exposure to this level of magnetic energy is not harmful. If you have a pacemaker, cochlear implant, implanted nerve stimulator, or other metal in your body, you may not be able to have an mri.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Mris do not use ionizing radiation but rather magnetic fields.
During pregnancy this is a safe imaging procedure if needed to make a diagnosis.

In brief: No

Mris do not use ionizing radiation but rather magnetic fields.
During pregnancy this is a safe imaging procedure if needed to make a diagnosis.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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1 doctor agrees

In brief:

Here is an example of an MRI questionnaire: http://www.
Mrisafety.Com/screening_form/prescrnf.Pdf.

In brief:

Here is an example of an MRI questionnaire: http://www.
Mrisafety.Com/screening_form/prescrnf.Pdf.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Mri does not use ionizing radiation.
There are other safety concerns and before your scan you will be asked a series of questions to be sure the MRI is safe for you.

In brief: No

Mri does not use ionizing radiation.
There are other safety concerns and before your scan you will be asked a series of questions to be sure the MRI is safe for you.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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