Minnesota Hospital Association

Quality & Patient Safety

July 21, 2005

Minnesota Patient Safety Alert

A Minnesota hospital recently had an incident occur in which a Datascope MR Monitor was brought into the MRI room in preparation for conscious sedation. The monitor was pulled into the magnetic field and forcibly attached to the MRI bore. Thankfully there were no injuries.   

MHA recommends that all hospitals check any similar equipment for MRI compatibility.         

The Minnesota Hospital Association has worked with the members of MHA’s Patient Safety & Registry Advisory Council to prepare this alert.   

For more information on this alert, contact Julie Apold, MHA patient safety registry manager, at japold@mnhospitals.org or (651) 641-1121 or toll free at (800) 462-5393.