Case Number 8693
Request Date 06/07/2022
Completion Date 22/07/2022

 

Details of the Request

Please tell me in the financial years a) 2020/21 and b) 2021/22

1) How many incidents were reported by your Trust on the Datix incident reporting system under the category ‘MRI safety’?

2) How many of these MRI safety Datix incident reports were listed under the division, ‘MRI Non Declared Internal Passive Metallic Implant’?

3) How many of these MRI safety Datix incident reports were under the division ‘MRI Non Declared Internal Active Metallic Implant’?

For all of the incidents captured under 2 and 3 above in 2020/21 and 2021/22, can you please provide a verbatim copy of the description of the adverse event? To avoid running into Section 40 exemptions, please redact any person identifiable information.

4a) Finally, can you please tell me if MRI scanner(s) at your Trust have at any point needed to be temporarily left out of service due to supply chain issues impacting access to helium in 2021/22?

 

Details of the Response

1) How many incidents were reported by your Trust on the Datix incident reporting system under the category ‘MRI safety’?

The Trust does not have a category specifically for MRI safety. This search was done for incidents logged under the location MRI.

  • 2020/21 = 9
  • 2021/22 = 19

 

2) How many of these MRI safety Datix incident reports were listed under the division, ‘MRI Non Declared Internal Passive Metallic Implant’?

The Trust does not have a division with this title, so a search was done manually to check if it matched this criteria.

  • 2020/21 = 0
  • 2021/22 = 0

 

3) How many of these MRI safety Datix incident reports were under the division ‘MRI Non Declared Internal Active Metallic Implant’?

The Trust does not have a division with this title, so a search was done manually to check if it matched this criteria.

  • 2020/21 = 0
  • 2021/22 = 1

 

For all of the incidents captured under 2 and 3 above in 2020/21 and 2021/22, can you please provide a verbatim copy of the description of the adverse event?

Details for the one incident in 21/22:

This patient was implanted with a non-MRI compatible pacemaker. Should not be referred to MRI. A note on all MRI referrals do explain that. MRI cancelled by MRI team.

 

4a) Finally, can you please tell me if MRI scanner(s) at your Trust have at any point needed to be temporarily left out of service due to supply chain issues impacting access to helium in 2021/22?

No