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Consider using a hospital?s new MRI safety steps

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April 1, 2010

In light of a heavy fine against a medical center in California, safety committees should double-check their facilities’ processes for ensuring that only appropriate items are being brought into MRI scanner suites.

In January, California’s Department of Public Health announced a $50,000 fine against Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach after an MRI patient was injured when the metal gurney-chair she was on was pulled into the scanner by the machine’s magnet, seriously injuring the patient’s leg, according to state records.

In light of a heavy fine against a medical center in California, safety committees should double-check their facilities’ processes for ensuring that only appropriate items are being brought into MRI scanner suites.



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