February 5, 2010 | Mark Paradies

Friday Joke: Getting an MRI? Don’t Bring Along a Knife Strapped to Your Leg!

I know that medical incidents (sentinel events) aren’t suppose to be funny. But this Wall Street Journal Health Blog entry made me laugh…

Here’s how it happened:

The patient who was getting an MRI had a knife strapped to his leg (guess he wanted to be ready for anything during the MRI). The story then says…

The knife got sucked out of its sheath and cut the patient in the abdomen, requiring stitches. Before he was taken to the MRI, the patient was screened for objects that would be attracted to the magnet. He reportedly ‘stated that his pockets were empty.‘”

Pockets were empty … and so was his head!

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