This recently came across to us, so we thought we would pass it on and remind users of the importance of having subjects be aware of their clothing and suggest that they change into scrubs prior to getting in the scanner if there are any concerns.
“The comfortable, stretch, barely-there yoga pants all girls know and love have metal mesh built into the fabric, which is what helps keep the body dry during exercise. How metal mesh actually helps prevent sweat is a whole other conundrum [ref].”
Of course, shirts and pants are not the only garments to have embedded metals – undergarments are also risky. Beware of the following, which have caused issues:
- metal threads and buttons in men’s boxer shorts
- metal stays in women’s bras and other under garments