Alright, I don’t love the fact of being wrong, but my mission is to motivate improvements in MRI safety for patients, staff, and providers. I’m not the least bit interested in having the longest list of ‘I told you so’ moments, and I’m uncomfortable when someone applies the term ‘guru’ to me. I am openly, vocally, critical of organizations when I feel that they haven’t lived up to their obligation to reinforce MRI safety standards, so when one of them does well, I can’t tell you how happy I am to eat my prior words, and today is an example of that…
“You don’t know what you don’t know.”
This phrase isn’t meant to make anyone feel small. It doesn’t mean “you should know,” or “everybody else knows this,” or even that “the guy writing this knows.” This phrase is very democratic… it applies to each of us (particularly the guy writing this).
What it means is that, if our brains are libraries, even big ones, there’s only so much information that can fit inside. We may know the next 10, 100 or 1,000 books we want to add to our mental Alexandria, but we can’t want (or even hate) the book that we don’t know exists. The same is true of MRI safety.