• Question: can mri scans damage your brain

    Asked by archiebald to Andy, Diana, James, Mary, Wil on 10 Mar 2017.
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      Wilhelmiina Toivo answered on 10 Mar 2017:

      It cannot 🙂 The only possible danger with MRI scans is if you have metal parts/implants in your body – the scanner has a really strong magnet in it so it can move metal parts.

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      Andrew Jones answered on 11 Mar 2017:

      Nope – there are no known side effects… some people get claustrophobic because you are lying in a really small tube and have to stay very still.

      Some people even fall asleep in the scanner!!