You may have read the news recently about a case where a man was sucked into an MRI machine in India and it resulted in his death.
But how did this occur?
MRI units use strong magnetic fields and radio-frequency waves to create images. The magnetic field generated by the MRI scanner will attract objects containing ferromagnetic metals (iron, nickel, cobalt) with considerable force, and it is our job as MRI Technicians to ensure that you are danger free before entering the MRI room.
How are we ensuring that this kind of thing doesn’t happen in our MRI departments?
Questions, Questions and more Questions! At our sites where MRI is available, we give all of our MRI patient’s a questionnaire regarding not just their medical history, but also working history to ensure that all corners are covered. For more information about our MRI procedures and protocols please feel free to contact us and talk to any of our lovely staff.
Burwood Medical Imaging unfortunately does not have an MRI department, however if you require an MRI scan, please refer to our sister sites to make a booking:
To hear more about the serious case which resulted in the death of a worker in India please visit – http://www.smh.com.au/world/indian-man-dies-after-being-trapped-in-mri-machine-20180129-h0qa5z.html