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Publication Type: Risk Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 1/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
Country: Hong Kong

"This alert concerns multiple incidents and near misses related to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Staff should be aware of patient contra-indications and how to follow proper process when performing an MRI. Patient safety incident examples include a near miss involving a patient with a pacemaker, harmful incidents where patients were injured with magnetic objects becoming projectiles in the MRI field, and the melting of electrodes during a scan. Key actions to reduce risk have been outlined. "

MRI - Associated Incidents and Near misses