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Why does jewellery have to be removed before an xray?

Asked by InEv3 (76points) March 30th, 2009

I was just curious as I know someone whose just recently applied for an Medical Radiologic Technology program why jewellery need’s to be removed, apart from the obstruction of the xray image’s accuracy =^.^=

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ru2bz46's avatar

Apart from hiding potential internal damage, I can think of no other reason.

Mr_M's avatar

It may also appear as a spot on your x-ray and be interpreted as some sort of problem in your body.

If you go for an MRI, one of the concerns is the strong magnetic attraction to the bling.

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