MS Views and News Be empowered with MS views and news. To receive The MS BEACON e-Newsletter, CLICK HERE - -

Visit our MS learning channel on YouTube, which provides hundreds of MS educational videos presented by MS Experts from across the USA. Archived here: -- Also please visit our Social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram . Each providing important information for the MS community. Furthermore, scroll down the left side of this blog to learn from the resources and links.

Disclaimer: 'MS Views and News' DOES NOT endorse any products or services found on this blog. It is up to you to seek advice from your healthcare provider. The intent of this blog is to provide information on various medical conditions, medications, treatments, for your personal knowledge and to keep you informed of current health-related issues. It is not a substitute for the advice of your physician. Should you or your family members have any specific medical problem, seek medical care promptly.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Skin Patches Pose MRI Risk

Source: MS Foundation

Skin Patches Pose MRI Risk

FDA issues warning
March 5, 2009

Wearing skin patches, including those used to aid in smoking cessation, may pose a burn risk for people undergoing MRI, the FDA has warned.

The agency has issued a public health advisory cautioning that aluminum and other metals used in the backings of some patches available over the counter or by prescription may conduct electricity during the procedure, resulting in a burn.

The risk of a burn may not be raised on the package insert for such items, the FDA has warned.

Patients undergoing MRI should inform healthcare staff if they wear a medicated patch prior to the procedure.

For more information about this warning, visit

Have a Question, Comment or information for others? If so, please use the post comment link found below. Your name and email address would be appreciated but is not necessary unless you want a response from others. Thank You

1 comment:

phyl said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.