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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 38: Preventing accidents and injuries in the MRI suite

February 14, 2008

sea 38 mriMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was applied to health care in the late 1970s to provide never-before-seen two- and three-dimensional views of body tissue and structure. Today, more than 10 million MRI, or MR, scans are done in the United States each year.  While the capabilities of the MRI scanner are well-recognized, its inherent dangers may not be as well known.