Ryan Schock

MRI Safety: How to Keep Patients & Personnel Safe

You may have heard of the recent MRI incident that occurred in a Northern California hospital. And just weeks prior in Brazil, a fatal accident occurred in which a man was shot by his own gun in an MRI suite.

While fatalities and physical injury related to MRI incidents are rare, nearly every incident that occurred could have been avoided if best practice procedures were in place and followed. So the question stands: what needs to happen to ensure patients and medical staff are safe before and during MRI scans?