Safety in the MR Environment
MedSun: Newsletter #36, May 2009

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Electromagnetic and ferromagnetic materials in close proximity to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner can be a hazardous safety risk to any individual near the scanner. To avoid injury from interference and attraction effects, individuals are screened before entering the MRI room. This article provides educational tools and links to other articles to prevent these errors.

Additional Information:

Safety in the MR Environment. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority - PA Patient Safety Advisory. 2009.
http://www.patientsafetyauthority.org/EducationalTools/PatientSafetyTools/mr/Pages/home.aspx


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