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October 26th, 2011
11:47 AM ET

What can go wrong during an MRI scan? Elizabeth Cohen explains

More people are getting MRI scans than ever before. The procedure can be lifesaving when done properly, but when used improperly, the scanning machines can burn patients, send objects flying, move around pacemakers, and cause hearing loss.

There is no federal regulation on the operation of the machines, so the FDA is continuing a workshop today on how to prevent MRI accidents.

On American Morning today, Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent, discusses what can go wrong during MRI procedures and explains what empowered patients can do to when getting a scan.

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