In 2010, Berkeley, California-based practiCal fMRI performed a number of silly, but educational experiments using a 4 tesla MRI magnet that was about to be decommissioned. Among these experiments was a very convincing practical demonstration as to why one should never wear or bring anything made of metal anywhere near an MRI.
Are there any dangers associated with receiving an MRI and how exactly does an MRI work? Is it safe? Medical imaging, specifically magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has come so far that we can create high resolution images of the entire body. The technology utilizes a cylindrical cavity surrounded by a giant electromagnet, and the magnetic field though the cavity is used to image body tissue.