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FDA Recommends Against Masks With Metal Parts During MRIs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recommendation that patients not wear face masks with metal parts and coatings during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams due to a risk of burns. This includes nose pieces, nanoparticles, and antimicrobial coating containing metal. Instead, the FDA recommends that patients wear face masks that contain no metal during MRI exams. To learn more, click here.

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