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Patient Safety Initiative Alert. Trenton: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services; May 2006.
This announcement describes a near miss involving sandbags filled with metal shot instead of sand.
FDA public health notification: MRI-caused injuries in patients with implanted neurological stimulators.
Schultz DG. Rockville, MD: Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration; May 10, 2005.
In response to reports of injuries in patients with implanted neurological stimulators who underwent magnetic resonance imaging procedures, the Food and Drug Administration suggests related precautions for radiology personnel and physicians.
Rockville, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; November 9, 2010.
This notice analyzes findings from a government initiative on CT scan injuries and provides recommendations to enhance safety and prevent such incidents.
MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; October 9, 2009.
This announcement informs professionals of a potential safety hazard when using CT brain perfusion scans to aid in the diagnosis of stroke. At one facility, patients received excessive doses of radiation.
Sentinel Event Alert. February 14, 2008;(38):1-3.
This alert provides risk reduction strategies and recommendations to minimize opportunities for failures associated with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).