Health Tip: MRI Isn't for Everyone
Who shouldn't have the test
(HealthDay News) -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that gives doctors a detailed view of the body's organs and other tissues.
While acceptable for most people, MRI is not recommended for everyone.
Here is a list of people from whom MRI may not be recommended, courtesy of the Pennsylvania State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
- Anyone with metal in the body, including metal plates, pins or magnets.
- People with pacemakers.
- Women who are pregnant, as MRIs risk to a fetus is not completely understood.
- People who are claustrophobic.