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Mri Safety
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Kalsi Ishar

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-015

Fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning techniques have caused concern in both the general population and scientific community about their safety. Studies published in the past have called to question the current techniques and sequences used in fetal MRI from a safety perspective. Namely, noise of scanning sequences, specific absorption rate, heating of the fetus, and utility of MRI to detect Zika virus induced malformations in relation to practices of safety in the recent Zika virus outbreak. Read More

Authors:  Kalsi Ishar

Keywords:  MRI, Safety, Fetal

Raymer Trista,  Jones Richard,  Grattan-smith Damien

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-008 (R)

MRI safety guidelines are established by the American College of Radiology. Maintaining these strict guidelines in the intra-operative environment presents unique challenges. The purpose of this submission is to outline and explain the additional safety measures required when using an IMRI in which the scanner moves in and out of the operating room.
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Authors:  Raymer Trista , Jones Richard , Grattan-smith Damien

Keywords:  MRI Safety, IMRI

Bushur Katherine

Final Pr. ID: Poster #: EDU-005 (T)

In 2016, we focused on MRI safety and the inherent cultural barriers to reduce the risk of undetected or misplaced metal objects causing MRI accidents. We successfully addressed this opportunity using a coordinated approach with Patient Safety, Performance Improvement and Radiology Leadership to provide a multi-faceted solution.
Despite implementation of ferromagnetic detection systems (FMDS) technology, numerous gaps in screening effectiveness were identified. Three primary improvement objectives were established involving place, people and process leading to 42 new practice changes that were implemented, and 68 existing process improvements instituted. Alarm fatigue was one among many identified risks. Variables included the physical location of the projectile on the transport person, as well as the horizontal or vertical orientation of potential hazard while being carried were identified during a series of nine standardized PDSA testing sessions that were completed in the clinical setting.
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Authors:  Bushur Katherine

Keywords:  MRI Safety, Ferromagnetic detection, projectile hazards