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MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a commonly used diagnostic tool in hospitals and Emergency Rooms. MRIs operate using pulses of radio wave energy and a magnetic field to generate images of internal body structures. While many of these structures can be seen with other tests such as CT scans, x-rays, and ultrasounds, MRIs often provide additional information that other tests cannot offer.
Contrast dye allergies, metal implants, and heart stents all prevent people from having MRIs (along with various other issues). Because magnetic resonance imaging is used in emergency situations during which you may not be able to advocate for yourself, and because the injuries or illnesses you could incur as a result of an MRI are so severe, it is imperative that emergency room personnel know of any reason why you should not have an MRI so they can make the right decision when seconds count. That’s why we always recommend Lauren’s Hope medical ID jewelry for people who cannot have MRIs.
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