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Cutaneous Burn Associated with Metal-Backed Transdermal Patch in MRI Unit

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient following an MRI for a burn related to a transdermal patch.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

disability and performance, failure handling (loss to followup, etc)

ICD-10:

T20-T32

Description:

Some transdermal patches may contain a metal such as aluminum, often to make the patch waterproof. These can heat up when placed in the magnetic field of an MRI unit (due to generation of an electric current), causing a dermal burn.

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