The biggest rule on getting an MRI is not to bring any metal into the room. A woman decided to disregard the rule and bring in a gun which went off and shot her in the butt.

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What is an MRI?

An MRI is magnetic resonance imaging which is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body.

MRI scanners use strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of the organs in the body. So basically, an MRI is a big camera that takes pictures of your inside.

What Are The Rules In Getting An MRI?

There are rules about getting an MRI that is very important because an MRI machine uses a powerful magnet to make images of your body.

Here is a list of things not to wear or bring in the room with an MRI machine:

  • You may not wear clothing with snaps or zippers in the scanner.
  • Do not wear any jewelry or bring anything metal into the scanner including a hearing aid.
  • Remove all metal items such as hair clips, watches, and dentures.
  • Don't bring your wallet or purse. Debit and Credit cards will be erased if brought into the MRI.

Woman Brings Gun Into MRI and Gets Shot in the Butt

You would think if the doctor says do not bring any metal in for your MRI there would be a pretty good reason for the warning. If you can't wear clothes with snaps and zippers then a gun is off-limits for an MRI.

According to MLive, a 57-year-old woman decided to sneak a gun into an MRI screening after being warned not to. The magnet field caused the gun to go off and shot her in the butt. Luckily it didn't kill her but she had to be treated for a serious injury she could have prevented.

Oddly enough, this isn't the first time someone was shot in an MRI. Earlier this year, a man snuck in a gun and the MRI caused it to fire a shot into his stomach, which killed him.

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