We analysed all of the MRI injury accidents reported to the FDA via their MedWatch program in 2015 and 2016 and tested which preventions would be most effective in keeping patients and staff safe.
In total we reviewed 112 MRI related injuries. 106 of these were categorized as being burns, hearing damage or injuries caused by projectiles. We looked closer at each of these incidents and evaluated whether best practice recommendations – taken from the ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices (2013)* – could have helped prevent them. We’ve summarized our analysis below.