Lessons Learned from MRI Safety Events

  title={Lessons Learned from MRI Safety Events},
  author={Robert E Watson},
  journal={Current Radiology Reports},
  • R. Watson
  • Published 12 August 2015
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Current Radiology Reports
Although MRI is a relatively safe imaging modality as it does not require ionizing radiation, there are many unique aspects or features that make it challenging for patient safety. The constant strong magnetic field in the MRI suite is the basis of projectile incidents. There are time-varying gradient magnetic fields and radiofrequency magnetic fields that are utilized in creating the MRI images that can interact with certain implanted or indwelling devices and result in patient harm if not… 

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