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Myth exploded
Was magnetic resonance imaging scan contraindicated?
  1. Muhammad Khizar Rafiq
  1. Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Neurology, Flat 29, 5 Beechill Road, Sheffield S10 2RA, UK
  1. Correspondence to Muhammad Khizar Rafiq, drmkrafiq{at}


An intravenous drug abuser with a retained needle posed a management problem at a neurosurgical unit, having declined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on safety grounds. However, later, having been assessed by the senior radiologist, she went though the MRI scan safely.

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