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Patient Identification: guidance and advice - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Responsible person: 
Alexandra Lipton
Published: 
20 September, 2016
Topics: MRI

Summary

The Clinical Imaging Board (CIB) has previously issued a statement in recognition of the importance of correct patient identification when undertaking diagnostic imaging procedures utilising ionising radiation. .This statement has been adapted as follows to apply to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. MRI uses a combination of a very strong static magnetic field, time-varying magnetic fields and radiofrequency pulses to create the patient images. These examinations do not involve the use of ionising radiation; however, there are very serious risks to the patient associated with MRI, particularly for those patients with implanted medical devices. Thus the principles of safe patient identification are the same.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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