MRI Safety Week

MRI Safety Week is the last week in July! We are ever vigilant about MRI safety at Greater Waterbury Imaging Center and we are always working to increase awareness and provide relevant information about MRI safety for our staff and patients. The last week in July was chosen for MRI Safety week because it was that week in 2001 when a child tragically died during an MRI procedure in New York when an oxygen tank was brought into the MRI suite.

At Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, we are constantly updating our MRI safety program to address new safety issues as we learn about them such as clothing trends which include metal fibers.  Please read about how to prepare for your MRI exam and safety considerations.

The following video is provided as an educational and awareness tool for our community of patients, staff, public and anyone with access to our MRI suites: