FDA warns face masks with metal could cause burns during MRIs

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Sumary of FDA warns face masks with metal could cause burns during MRIs:

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators warned Tuesday that masks with metal nose pieces or that might have metal in the material of the face coverings are dangerous to wear while undergoing the scan..
  • Metal nose pieces or metal in the material of face masks can burn patients if they wear the face coverings inside MRI machines, FDA officials are warning (file) ‘Do not wear a face mask containing metal parts, like a bendable nose piece or staples on the headband, nanoparticles, or antimicrobial coating that may contain metal, when having an MRI,’ the FDA wrote in a Tuesday advisory..
  • A doctor may order an MRI – magnetic resonance imaging – scan to create a detailed picture of what’s going on inside your body..
  • Metal pieces, however, conduct more heat and can burn people if they wear them inside the scanner MRI scans create their detailed images of soft and and hard internal issues by using high-powered magnets….

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