Lisle, Il (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
MRI professionals around the globe are marking the importance of safety in their professional lives through the recognition of the annual MRI Safety Week, which this year runs from July 23rd to 30th. Metrasens, the leading global provider of ferromagnetic detection systems (FMDs) for MRI safety is constantly aware of the challenges MRI professionals face in ensuring ancillary hospital staff are sufficiently aware of correct safety procedures around the MRI facility.
In addition to its Ferroguard range leading the worldwide introduction of FMD technology as an enabler for MRI safety, Metrasens recognizes that comprehensive staff training and awareness building are also prerequisites to sustainable safety excellence. Consequently, Metrasens is proud to sponsor MRI safety thought leader Frank G. Shellock PhD’s, Basic MRI Safety Training Program To Prevent Accidents and Injuries. This video-based course and self-assessment certification is normally priced at $99.95, but is exclusively available free of charge through Metrasens by registering at http://www.ferroguard.com Directed at medical and other personnel who may occasionally or periodically encounter MRI facilities as part of their employment the course emphasizes the potential hazards of the MRI environment and the necessary safety precautions that particularly impact such groups.
Metrasens’ Ferroguard systems are giving busy MRI professionals greater confidence in the safety of themselves and their patients on a daily basis. Ferromagnetic objects that are inadvertently taken into the MRI suite will be strongly attracted, often with unstoppable force, into the magnet. Such projectile accidents have resulted in patient and staff injuries, reported deaths, and costly damage to sophisticated MRI scanners. Metrasens’ patented technology platform, Ferroguard, is being adopted widely by hospitals to provide protection from potentially dangerous items entering the doorway of the MRI room and for pre-screening of patients and staff when integrated simply into the facility's safety procedures.