A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Photo: AFP
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Photo: AFP
South Korea

South Korean man dies after oxygen cylinder sucked into MRI machine

  • The 60-year-old patient was hit in the head by a 60kg oxygen cylinder while undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging scan at a hospital in Gimhae
  • Projectiles are one of the biggest dangers associated with MRI scanners, as the strong magnetic fields they generate cause metal objects to become airborne

Topic |   South Korea
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Photo: AFP
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine. Photo: AFP
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