In the Tuesday, December 1st, issue of the RSNA Daily Bulletin, the ‘Tip of the Day’ was provided by the American Association of Physics in Medicine. The tip identifies specific risks of ferromagnetic tools and hardware associated with orthopedic devices, such as ‘halo’ vests…
RT-Image brought a stack of their August 3rd issue to the AHRA and handed them out at the MRI safety presentation. Why (apart from general publicity)? Because the primary thrust of the issue was on many aspects of MRI safety. This issue has feature articles on the new MR Conditional pacemaker, infection control in the MRI suite, and even one that I wrote for them…
Just a quick additional note… You might be interested in an article that was posted this week on Aunt Minnie in which their editor, Kate Madden Yee, reported on one of the presentations, “MRI Safety, Best Practice, and Liability,” I gave at the AHRA annual meeting.
You can view the Aunt Minnie article by clicking here.Tobias Gilk, President & MRI Safety Director Mednovus, Inc. Tobias.Gilk@Mednovus.com www.MEDNOVUS.com
As much as I often like to eat, breathe and talk about ferromagnetic detection, it isn’t the only aspect of MRI safety that providers should be attuned to. One other issue that has been getting a lot of attention in the trade publications lately has been that of infection control.
Seems that one of the least-often cleaned parts of a hospital may be the MRI suite and there’s new speculation that some hospital-acquired infections may actually be contracted during MRI exams.
A recent article in Radiology Today featured an article on just this topic, with information on MRI suite design and appointment, all the way down to the patient positioning pads.
Just as I recommend ferromagnetic detection as a part of the pre-screening process for everyone entering the MRI magnet room (ACR Zone IV), I would also recommend that everyone with an operational role in MRI services read this article and reflect on how well their own cleaning protocols are implemented.
To view the article, simply click on (or copy and paste) the URL below…
For any other MRI safety concerns, I hope that you’ll contact Mednovus.Tobias Gilk, President & MRI Safety Director Mednovus, Inc. Tobias.Gilk@Mednovus.com www.MEDNOVUS.com