Sign In
CPSI Share                                                                      
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​
Publication Type: Patient Safety Advisory
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 3/1/2007 12:00:00 AM

Two issues have come to light concerning magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hazards. Patients have experienced second and third degree burns to their skin under electrocardiogram electrodes after MRI. Some patients required plastic surgery. A patient was having an MRI when a metal artifact was noted on the images. The MRI was stopped before the patient sustained any injury. The patient had previously undergone a procedure involving the ingestion of a PillCam™. This alert includes actions to reduce risk.

Additional Details

EKG electrodes

What’s New In MRI Hazards?