FDA comments on the importance of metal-free masks during MRI treatments
During the COVID pandemic, we see a lot of different protective masks being worn.
The three big categories are:
- Cloth masks, which are washable and have become very popular
- Surgical masks, which are not reusable and offer better protection than cloth masks
- KN95 or N95 masks, which offer the best protection and are recommended for use in medical settings
All three of these mask types sometimes come with a metal strip that is used to bend around the nose. In some cases, it’s visible, but in most cases, it’s not.
So please be careful if you are an MRI patient and be sure to check for this metal strip in our mask.
View FDA comments.
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