Once you've been in the MRI field for any length of time, you start hearing all of the various horror stories about things that have flown into a scanner. Often, newcomers don't take the real danger of flying objects seriously until they witness an oxygen tank or gurney flying into a magnet themselves. This page will contain a collection of pictures and stories of metalic projectiles. Please show this page to all MRI newcomers, for their own safety and the safety of their patients!

Please send any pictures and/or stories you have to moriel@simplyphysics.com. Let me know if you don't mind having your name posted with the picture/story or if you would rather remain anonymous (out of embarrassment?)

For FAR MORE information on MRI safety issues, I recommend you go to Dr. Frank Shellock's site www.MRIsafety.com.

Flying Objects