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What metal items do you need to take off before you get a knee MRI?

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You should not wear metal during the scan. It can interfere with the machine’s magnetic field. Be sure to remove any items with metal before the exam, such as:

  • Jewelry
  • Hairpins
  • Zippers
  • Body piercings
  • Watches
  • Hearing aids
  • Pocketknives
  • Eyeglasses

From: What to Expect During a Knee MRI WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Radiological Society of North America: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Knee,” “Contrast Materials.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Knee MRI.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 27, 2019

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