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MRI Safety: Boy Killed in Freak MRI Accident

 Joseph Och
  23rd-Jun-2019
Description: A 6-year-old boy died after undergoing an MRI exam at a New York-area hospital when the machine's powerful magnetic field jerked a metal oxygen tank across the room, crushing the child's head.
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Domain: Medical
Category: Imaging
Contributing Organization: AAPM
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MRI
Safety
Joseph Och, M.S. DABMP
GEISINGER HEALTH SYSTEM

Boy, 6, Killed in Freak MRI Accident
A 6-year-old boy died after undergoing an MRI exam at a New York-area hospital when
the machine's powerful magnetic field jerked a metal oxygen tank across the room,
crushing the child's head.

The force of the device's 10-ton magnet is about 30,000 times as powerful as Earth's
magnetic field, and 200 ... See more

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