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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr11.2008.1283.
Published online 2010 March 23. doi:  10.1136/bcr.11.2008.1283
PMCID: PMC3030159
Myth exploded

Was magnetic resonance imaging scan contraindicated?


An intravenous drug abuser with a retained needle posed a management problem at a neurosurgical unit, having declined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on safety grounds. However, later, having been assessed by the senior radiologist, she went though the MRI scan safely.

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