The last time the United States Veterans Administration issued an update to their MRI Design Guide was 1996, which seems to be about 50 years in the MRI world. Just this past week, however, they made up for lost time and did so in a big way!
The new VA MRI Design Guide takes a quantum leap in addressing new technologies, new clinical practices and new tools and tactics for enhancing the safety of patients and staff. One of these new strategies includes the use of ferromagnetic detection systems for MRI patient screening.
The new Design Guide is fully downloadable in PDF form in four individual sections from the VA’s website:
Or, you can download the complete document, rolled into one PDF, from the Mednovus website:
The VA joins a growing list of professional bodies, accrediting agencies and organizations recommending the use of ferromagnetic detection for patient screening.
In a forthcoming entry I’ll feature quotes from and links to these various standards calling for the use of ferromagnetic detection to enhance MRI patient screening.
Regards,Tobias Gilk, President & MRI Safety Director Mednovus, Inc. Tobias.Gilk@Mednovus.com www.MEDNOVUS.com