MRI is a very safe and painless procedure and there are no harmful effects resulting from an MRI. However, because MRI units produce a large magnetic force, it’s important to remove any metal jewelry and to wear clothing without any metal fasteners; otherwise you may be required to wear a gown.
Unfortunately, all MRI scanners produce a humming and thumping noise throughout the scan. You will be offered earplugs to minimize the sound. For your comfort, Orlando Orthopaedic Center MRIs are equipped with a specially-designed sound system, and you’re welcome to bring an iPod or MP3 player for your listening enjoyment.