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Acoustic Noise During Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan: Harms and Guidelines

Last updated: March 26, 2015
Project Number: RB0827-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report


  1. What are the harms associated with acoustic noise produced while adult patients are undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan?
  2. What is the clinical evidence for providing hearing protection to adult patients undergoing an MRI scan?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding acoustic noise and hearing protection for adult patients undergoing an MRI scan?

Key Message

Two non-randomized studies were identified regarding acoustic noise during magnetic resonance imaging scans.