“Spontaneous Discharge of a Firearm in an MR Imaging Environment”

A while back, a reader sent me a link to an interesting article in the American Journal of Roentgenology, entitled “Spontaneous Discharge of a Firearm in an MR Imaging Environment.”  The article discusses a case in which an MRI machine’s powerful magnet apparently pulled a pistol from an off-duty police officer’s hand and caused the pistol to discharge despite