Metrasens presents Ferroguard® product range at the UKRC Conference & Exhibition in Liverpool, 10-12 June 2013.

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Metrasens, world leader in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) ferromagnetic detection technology (FMD), will be presenting its new and improved technology platform, under the brand names Ferroguard® Assure, Guardian and Screener at the UKRC conference and exhibition in Liverpool this week.

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Metrasens’ products empower facilities to keep their patients safe through a combination of technology, education and support.

MRI is an overwhelmingly safe and valuable medical imaging tool. However, the strong magnetic fields produced by MRI systems can present safety challenges. Ferromagnetic objects brought into the vicinity of the magnet can become projectiles, causing injury including fatalities, to patients and staff. Fast-moving projectiles can also cause serious damage to your valuable MRI technology, resulting in downtime for your department and higher insurance premiums.

FMDs are included in the current MHRA Safety Guidelines for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment in Clinical Use and recommended by the American College of Radiology’s 2007 and 2013 Guidance for Safe MR Practices.

Metrasens’ products empower facilities to keep their patients safe through a combination of technology, education and support. The cornerstone of this technology-led approach is Ferroguard Assure, Metrasens’ leading FMD which uses intuitive Visual Early Warning (ViEW®) technology to provide staff with time to react before a ferrous risk item reaches the MRI doorway. Uniquely, Ferroguard Assure now uses integrated intelligence to reject interfering sources of magnetic activity in order to dramatically reduce the number of extraneous alarm scenarios created by the MRI workspace.

Ferroguard Assure’s new revolutionary Smart Alarm™ technology allows seamless workflow around the MRI doorway and alleviates today’s growing problem of ‘alarm fatigue’. Dr Simon Goodyear, co-founder and CEO of Metrasens, said, ”Alarm fatigue is the prime safety concern among healthcare workers. The intelligence built into Smart Alarm enables the system to provide only meaningful alerts, rejecting interfering factors that usually confuse other technologies, allowing staff to better focus on patient care”.

In addition to leading edge technology, Metrasens’ Excellence in MRI Safety program provides MRI facilities with thorough education and support to mitigate risk in the MRI environment for patients and staff alike.

About Metrasens:
Metrasens is the provider of the Ferroguard range of ferromagnetic detection systems for protecting MRI facilities from the dangers of projectile accidents and for pre-screening patients. The world-leading sensor technology in Ferroguard provides the highest sensitivity FMD available in the market today, resulting in the greatest detection reliability and confidence. Metrasens is headquartered in the UK, has sales and support facilities in Illinois. It has a growing network of international distribution partners including Siemens, GE, Phillips, Invivo and ETS-Lindgren. Metrasens’ sophisticated magnetic-detection core technologies are also being successfully employed in the rapidly growing worldwide security markets. Complete information is available at the company’s website: http://www.metrasens.com

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