FDA Workshop to Cover MRI Safety
MRI safety will be the focus of a two-day public workshop to be held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 25 and October 26. Slated for the agency’s White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, the workshop will cover general MRI safety, as well as ferromagnetic detectors, scanning patients with medical implants, and the impact of innovation on MRI safety concerns. As noted in the FDA’s announcement of the workshop, MRI technology, implanted medical devices, and medical device accessories are becoming more complex, and the increasing demand to scan patients with implanted or accessory medical devices has the potential to cause inherent hazards in the MRI environment. The FDA and other groups will, through the workshop, develop steps to promote MRI safety, increase awareness of safety issues in the MRI environment, and identify regulatory, policy, and other solutions to mitigate risk. To read the announcement, click here: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/NewsEvents/WorkshopsConferences/ucm270720.htm