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Practice advisory on anesthetic care for magnetic resonance imaging: a report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Anesthetic Care for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
This practice advisory summarizes the literature and expert opinion to advise practitioners on the dangers of administering anesthesia to patients receiving magnetic resonance imaging, or MRIs.
McNeil DG Jr. New York Times. August 19, 2005;National Desk section:1.
This front page article in The New York Times reviews flying object incidents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. A number of dramatic cases are described (including several that were fatal), as are some of the challenges, both technological and procedural, in preventing this safety hazard.