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MRI death: Philips team to inspect MRI machine


Mumbai: A team from Philips will inspect the MRI in Hospital as part of the probe into the death of a man who died after being sucked into the machine, hospital authorities said today.

Rajesh Maru, 32, who was carrying a liquid oxygen cylinder, was killed in the hospital on Saturday evening.

“A team from Philips company, the manufacturer of the MRI machine, will visit hospital today following the fatal accident a of days back,” Dr Ramesh Bharmal, dean of BYL Nair charitable hospital, said.

“The company’s engineering team will inspect the and submit a report as part of the ongoing inquiry,” Bharmal said.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has set up a committee to inquire into the incident. The police have three staffers of the civic-run hospital for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and arrested a doctor and a ward boy.

Maru was killed after he was allegedly sucked into the MRI and inhaled the liquid oxygen that leaked out of the container.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners use strong magnetic fields, electric field gradients, and waves to generate images of organs in the body. Metallic objects are not allowed in MRI rooms.


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