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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 160-161

Magnetic resonance imaging mishaps: A brief review


1 Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
3 Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
4 Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
5 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
6 Department of Endodontics, Thumbay Dental Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Shakeel Santerbennur Khazi
Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_63_18

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Imaging and laboratory test are vital components for accurate diagnosis of any medical condition. In the current scenario, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have dominated the field of imaging. Although much is spoken and written about the radiation hazards of computerized tomography, safety aspect of MRI hardly receives any importance. A recent accident involving a diagnostic MRI unit in Mumbai highlights the importance of safety aspects being neglected in MRI. The authors of this article have made an attempt to highlight the facts about MRI-related fatal accidents and briefly review the safety protocol and procedures.


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