Magnetic resonance imaging equipment in clinical use: safety guidelines
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- Part of:
- Medical devices: safety guidance and Patient safety
- First published:
- 7 November 2014
- Last updated:
- 20 May 2016, see all updates
Relevant safety information for users of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment in clinical use.
PDF, 1.32MB, 86 pages
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This guidance is intended to:
- highlight things that should be considered before this equipment is bought and after it is installed
- be an introduction for those who are not familiar with this type of equipment and act as a reminder for those who are
- act as a reminder of the legislation and published guidance about this equipment
- highlight current risks and hazards
Please note the following changes to the guidance document that were introduced in March 2015:
- section 4.11.4, advice on scanning patients with contraindicated implant
- reference to EFOMP and update links to gov.uk
- section 4.10.4 updated to be consistent with section 2.6.3
- appendix 4 to reflect change to Yellow Card reporting
Published: 7 November 2014
Updated: 20 May 2016
- Guidance page was last updated March 2015. The updated guidelines include: section 4.11.4, advice on scanning patients with contraindicated implants, added reference to EFOMP and update links to gov.uk, section 4.10.4 updated to be consistent with section 2.6.3 and updated Appendix 4 to reflect change to Yellow Card reporting.
- First published.