MRI Safety MRI Safety and Compatibility

MR compatibility tests

In MR compatibility no direct hazard to the patient is involved, but there are indirect influences like artefacts elicited by an implant or a device. These can blur or blacken the MR image and thus lead to a missed detection of a pathology or a wrong diagnosis. MR image artifacts for instruments like needles and catheters can additionally be an MR safety issue of accuracy of the instrument's tip.

Please refer to the list on the right for further details about MR compatibility tests according to ASTM F2119 and ISO/TS 10974 standards or MR manufacturer compatibility testing for MR accessories, like monitors, injector pumps and other mechanical and electrical accessories for use inside the MR environment.