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Publication Type: Sentinel Event Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 2/1/2008 12:00:00 AM

"While the capabilities of the MRI scanner are well-recognized, its inherent dangers may not be as well known. Patients have sustained a variety of injuries during the MRI scanning process, including death. The most common patient injuries are burns from wires and leads. This alert describes actions to reduce risk."

Preventing accidents and injuries in the MRI suite