Carnegie Mellon University

Things to Know

The MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine is an amazing scientific and medical tool. With it we can get a clear picture of your brain and see which parts of the brain are active during certain tasks! And since we are using magnets to get these images, the use of MRIs is completely non-invasive. 

However, while the use of and exposure to the MRI is completely safe, we do like to take precautions. The MRI is a big magnet, so we want to be careful about what we bring or wear when we do a study involving it. Before scheduling you for a study we will go over some screening questions with you and we will give you some advice about what to wear to the session. You will also be screened again at the beginning of the study and right before you step into the MRI room.