OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to show, by use of a phantom, that magnetic eyelashes worn in the MRI environment can cause substantial artifact and that detachment of the eyelashes from the phantom can occur. CONCLUSION. A new cosmetic product, magnetic eyelashes, should be of interest and concern to radiologists and technologists working in the MRI environment. We strongly recommend inserting a line about magnetic eyelashes on the MRI safety questionnaire and adding stops in the screening system to prevent the entry of anyone with these lashes, including staff, into the MRI scanner room.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging