A 57-year-old woman in Wisconsin was accidentally shot when a concealed gun she brought into an MRI room was attracted to the machine's magnet, highlighting the risk of metal objects in MRI environments.
Category: Patient Safety
Exposure to radiation can wreak indiscriminate havoc on cells, tissues, and organs. Curiously, however, some tissues are more vulnerable to radiation damage than others.Read More
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) has released Statement No. 13, NCRP Recommendations for Ending Routine Gonadal Shielding During Abdominal and Pelvic Radiography, which offers a roadmap for moving away from the long-held practice—including suggestions for revising state and local regulations.Read More
The Self-Contained Negative Pressure Environment (SCONE) is a new technology developed by Phoenix-based SCONE Medical Solutions in collaboration with Mayo Clinic for infectious disease containment in hospitals.Read More
According to a new study, because patients with ballistic embedded fragments are frequently denied MRI, radiography and CT can be used to identify nonferromagnetic projectiles that are safe for MRI.Read More
In a review article in the journal Radiology, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine suggest there is a critical need to renew understanding of adverse events and complications within interventional radiology.Read More