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Doctors: people with tattoos should not be afraid of MRI scans

Doctors: people with tattoos should not be afraid of MRI scans

Topics: Research, Technology, Beauty and Health


Employees of the Max Planck Institute, together with colleagues from University College London, conducted a study of 330 volunteers (932 tattoos in total) and found that an MRI scan of the body is safe with a tattoo, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta. This scientific work should reassure all tattoo owners who are afraid of MRI due to burns, increasing the risk of cancer due to the special composition of paint for tattoos.

It is known that many tattoo colors contain iron. Magnetic fields during MRI scans can interact with iron particles. Hence the fears of many people. But scientists have proven complete safety research.

The report of the scientists states: “Most of the participants did not notice any side effects. There was only one case when the doctor discovered side effects - a tingling sensation on the skin. It really was related to scanning. However, the unpleasant feeling disappeared within 24 hours and the volunteer did not need medical attention. help".