What is it about?

Magnetic resonance imaging used during a surgery improves the precision of the surgery. However this technology comes with several safety concerns. We discuss the safety concerns associated while using this technology inside an operation theater and describe the strategies to improve the safety.

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Why is it important?

A safe environment prevents chances of errors and promotes better use of this cutting edge technology. The benefits of the magnetic resonance imaging during a surgery can be reaped without compromising patient or personnel safety.


Health personnel using this technology in the operation rooms could use the safety checklist that we have put forth in this article. We use this checklist effectively and prevent errors in our system .

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This page is a summary of: Promoting Safety for Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Neurosurgical Operating Room, British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, April 2019, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjnn.2019.15.2.58.
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