Magnetic resonance imaging equipment in clinical use: safety guidelines

Relevant safety information for users of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment in clinical use.



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
  • section 4.10.4 updated to be consistent with section 2.6.3
  • appendix 4 to reflect change to Yellow Card reporting