Designing a visually effective MRI safety poster by applying evidence-based human factors science

Author(s): Dr Shanqing Yin, Dr Laura Barg-Walkow, Johnathan Siew Jun Howe

Hospital: KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado

Reference: RAD Magazine, 47, 559, 18-19


Conveying information about ferrous-containing objects in MRI environments is critical as these objects can become projectiles, impacting safety, operations and finances. A 10-year FDA adverse events study relating to MRI systems, MRI speciality coils, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and PETMR systems from 2008 to 2017 revealed projectile events to be the third most common type of reported incidents.

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