Reasons for malfunctioning or underperforming MRI machine.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with the help of a large magnet and radio waves, takes images of the internal organs of our body. It enables the health care professionals or medical practitioners to diagnose several medical conditions. MRIs are very useful for examining the brain and spinal cord.
A faulty MRI machine generates a huge amount of heat and intense noise. This machine has several cooing heads which lower its temperature. Abnormal shutdown of the machine, loud noise, poor quality images, locked up machine leave the technician in a perplexed state of mind. Several potential factors like poor maintenance of cooling head and coil, power outage, poor performance of cooling head, and out of date software may affect its performance.
MRI Machine Issues
Machine Locked up
Intense vibrations/ noise
System shut down and restart
Image artifacts/ quality
This Ishikawa diagram on MRI Machine Issues contains many parent causes with child causes underneath. It’s well organized, simple and easy to understand. The underlying fishbone template is customizable and user friendly.
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