Transdermal Patches That Must Be Removed Before MRICreated by:
Before any MRI, patients should take extra precautions to be sure that the procedure goes smoothly and safely. Many poeple may be unaware that even transdermal patches should be removed before such a procedure. Some transdermal patches contain metals that make up the patch structure or are present in their pigments (such as iron oxide). Such metals can cause burns when not removed during MRI. Check out this article for a list of transdermal patches that shuld be removed before an MRI procedure. Do you frequently prescribe transdermal patches to your patients? What other tips or advice do you give to patients regarding their use?