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MRI safety targeted as new group offers credentialing test
Modern Healthcare

A new group of experts in magnetic resonance safety have created a credentialing test for technicians and radiologists aimed at reducing adverse events like the so-called missile effect, when the machine’s powerful magnetic field sucks an object into the scanner at high speed. The American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety, a not-for-profit organization launched Monday, says existing guidelines are too device-specific, assess organizations rather than individuals and lean toward “polite suggestions” rather than strict standards.