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Thursday, July 01, 2004

Military research 'to save lives'

BBC NEWS - Military research 'to save lives'

Sensors to seek out mines and submarines have been adapted in a detection system to save lives during Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans.
The simple system, developed by science firm QinetiQ, spots ferrous objects entering MRI scan rooms.

It could help cut "MRI projectile" incidents, when steel objects are attracted by the electromagnetic field.

On average, it happens every 100 to 1,000 scans. Rare cases have been fatal, and incidents can damage machines.


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