Although MRI machines are considered safe due to low radiation emission, precautions must still be followed to conclude a safe procedure. MRI equipment is used for vascular, orthopedic, and neurological studies around the world, and it is no exception to follow safety guidelines. MRI machines use strong magnetic fields to produce images of internal body structures. And even though they don’t use radiation, certain protocols must be followed to avoid accidents.

Some hazards that can occur while having an MRI procedure include:

  • Objects such as implants can be moved out of place.
  • Ferromagnetic objects can become projectiles, anything like jewelry, keys, O2 tanks, wheelchairs, etc.
  • Severe burns can be caused to engineers by liquid cryogens or gas leaks.
  • RF coils can heat up patient implants.
  • Hearing loss can be caused by the noise levels due to the MRI gradients.

Here at Medilab Global, we recommend facilities follow all safety guidelines to ensure a safe screening every time. We provide facilities with used medical imaging equipment, refurbished medical imaging equipment, or pre-owned medical imaging equipment. If you are looking to purchase medical imaging equipment, make sure to contact us, we are happy to help and we have refurbished MRI Machines for sale and used MRI Machines For Sale! We ship worldwide to hospitals, clinics, pain management facilities, and much more!

To prevent MRI accidents, we recommend patients follow these procedures:

  • Filling out a questionnaire that details if patients have any implants, or sometimes an orbital X-Ray is required.
  • Keep away any ferromagnetic object from the scanner, since these can get lodged into the magnet’s bore.
  • All patients should wear hearing protection to prevent hearing loss due to the gradients.
  • Patients should be screened with a metal detector before entering the MRI scanner room.

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