This woman had an object hidden on her during an MRI, what happened next will make you wince

It's one of the first questions you'll be asked during an MRI scan: 'Do you have any metal objects on you?'. One American woman saw fit to lie. For the worst.

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woman metal object body MRI danger

In life, some people bend the rules to take advantage of a situation, while others seem to do so out of pure protest. Like this 57-year-old American woman, who came for an MRI with a metal object hidden on her person. A rather surprising object, by the way.

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Janie's Got a Gun

To say that the relationship between some Americans and their firearms is passionate seems to be a mild understatement. The proof is in the form of this 57-year-old American woman from Wisconsin. When she was about to undergo an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), a radiology examination that provides a 2D or 3D view of the body's soft tissues, bones and joints, she had hidden her gun on her person! So says a report published by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Thinking herself smarter than the safety rules set up by the medical profession, she saw fit to lie when answering the famous question 'Do you carry a metal object on you?'. As a result, when the doctors switched on the machine, the metal weapon was irrevocably attracted to the powerful magnet, which moved under the force of attraction and shot her in the right buttock.

MRI + Metal = Danger

The report explains:

The patient was examined on site following the accident. The bullet's entry and exit impacts are fortunately superficial.

This precaution against metal objects is not simply arbitrary. It is an indispensable safety rule.

MRI works by detecting signals emitted by hydrogen atoms in the body subjected to a powerful magnetic field. If metal objects are present, they can injure the patient, damage the equipment and distort the results.

And this isn't the first time accidents of this type have happened. In May 2023, an American who had also undergone an MRI was seriously injured by his anal ring. He thought it was 100% silicone.

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This article has been translated from Gentside FR.

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