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Safety at the Facility

The Purdue MRI Facility strives to maintain a safe environment for the researchers and the subjects/patients. Of most concern is the presence of the 3.0 T superconducting magnet in the scan room that is always on. Failure to respect this magnet and the hazardous environment it creates can result in serious injury or death. Therefore, these videos, documents, and links below are available to demonstrate the danger of the superconducting magnet and to explain what one should and should not do while at the facility.


Oxygen Tank in the Scan Room:

Ferromagnetic Patient Bed in the Scan Room:

Thank you, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, for the videos!

Safety Seminar Presentation (pdf) - A quick and dirty version of the presentation shown at Safety Seminars. This will eventually be integrated into the FAQ, which is currently being constructed.

MRI Safety
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