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UPMC is using 26 SAFESCAN® ferromagnetic only detection systems to help identify potentially dangerous metals before they're brought into MRI scanner rooms. - April 16, 2012
Capital Medical Center, an affiliate of Capella Healthcare located in Olympia, WA, sought to provide a higher level of MRI safety for their new outpatient imaging center with the SAFESCAN Intercept Pillar system. Within just a few months with the new safety tool, the hospital purchased a second set for the improved protection of the MRI patients within the hospital. - April 09, 2012
Children's Mercy Hospitals, with inpatient campuses in Missouri and Kansas, now offers both hand-held and pass-through ferromagnetic detection screening for all MRI patients, and accompanying family and personnel. - March 29, 2012
Having been an active user of the SAFESCAN® family of ferromagnetic detection MRI safety systems for years, Evans Army Community Hospital at Ft. Carson recently added the SAFESCAN® Intercept Pillar® system to their arsenal of Mednovus products. - March 26, 2012
A quickly growing number of states are referencing recent hospital design and construction codes which, for the first time, require MRI safety protections. Among the new MRI safety requirements: MRI centers are to provide safety screening with ferromagnetic detection, a requirement met by SAFESCAN® products by Mednovus. - March 19, 2012
Cayuga Medical Center, a 204-bed hospital in Ithaca, NY, has deployed two sets of SAFESCAN® Intercept Pillar® ferromagnetic detection systems to help protect MRI patients and staff, as well as to comply with new New York State requirements for enhanced MRI safety. - March 16, 2012
Mednovus SAFESCAN® Intercept Pillar® products are now helping to protect patients and staff at two MRIs at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. - March 15, 2012
Mednovus' company President and MRI Safety Director, Tobias Gilk, was among the invited speakers to address issues of MRI safety and accidents at the October MRI Safety Workshop, hosted by the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. The company is releasing the video of Mr. Gilk's presentation. - November 27, 2011
Acting in advance of new code requirements, Children's Mercy Hospital deploys Mednovus SAFESCAN® ferromagnetic detection to add another layer of protection for MRI patients and staff. - November 25, 2011
Mednovus, Inc., manufacturer of the SAFESCAN family of ferromagnetic detection systems for screening of persons and equipment before entering MRI rooms, has just been awarded a five-year government contract to supply accreditation-required MRI safety equipment. - January 26, 2011
A recent accident highlighted a largely-unknown MRI safety risk of a popular muscle and joint-pain remedy. Mednovus SAFESCAN ferromagnetic instruments, used for pre-MRI screening, can help to protect MRI patients and staff from magnetic hazards. - January 15, 2010
In honor of MRI Safety Week, the company has developed a free 'Jeopardy-styled' computer MRI safety quiz for MRI providers to help refresh, retrain, and re-inspire MRI staff who are charged with MRI safety. - July 06, 2009
The May, 2009, issue of Health Facilities Management magazine includes an article from Mednovus President, Tobias Gilk, on new MRI safety standards available to the Joint Commission (the largest hospital accrediting body in the US). The article, entitled "Magnetic Attraction: Joint Commission turns... - May 07, 2009
Mednovus, Inc. is announcing the release of their new SAFESCAN® INTERCEPT PILLAR™ ferromagnetic detection system at the Magnetic Resonance Manager’s Society (MRMS) annual meeting in Tampa, Florida. The product promises to help providers improve MRI safety for patients and staff. The... - April 29, 2009
The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority released 2008 MRI accident data, identifying an alarming number of screening 'misses', particularly pacemakers. Mednovus ferromagnetic detection systems help MRI providers identify many ferromagnetic objects and keep them from entering the MRI room where they may jeopardize the safety of patients and caregivers. - April 02, 2009
A new Practice Advisory on anesthesia safety by the American Society of Anesthesiologists has just been published in the journal, Anesthesiology. Among the primary findings is a call for effective screening of patients and equipment, an objective simplified with Mednovus ferromagnetic detection systems. - March 04, 2009
Mednovus, Inc., vendor of MRI pre-screening ferromagnetic detection instruments, has just released their MRI Safety Update Newsletter, an electronic publication focusing on the latest tools, standards and practices relative to safe and effective MRI imaging. - February 05, 2009
Influential The Health Care Blog published an editorial written by Mednovus' President and MRI Safety Director, Tobias Gilk, outlining growing MRI safety concerns, coupled with an appeal to the Joint Commission for action on new provisions of the Environment of Care that allow for enforcement of minimum protections. - January 21, 2009
Beginning in 2009, Joint Commission accredited healthcare providers must perform MRI risk analyses based on the Sentinel Event Alert, "MRI Accidents and Injuries," that was released in February of 2008. Tobias Gilk, President and MRI Safety Director of Mednovus, will lead a teleconference on these new requirements and expectations for accredited MRI providers. - January 14, 2009
The American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) just released its fifth management monograph for 2008. This title 'Designing and Engineering MRI Safety', authored by architect and president of Mednovus, Tobias Gilk, identifies the major physical and operational hazards that effective MRI suite planning can mitigate. From cryogen releases to the all-too-frequent magnetic projectile accidents, the monograph identifies unique MRI risks and provides strategies to promote safety in design. - December 17, 2008
New safety requirements for MRI providers will take effect in January and Mednovus SAFESCAN products are helping imaging centers comply. - November 17, 2008
Draft versions of the 2010 release of the 'Guidelines' building code for hospitals and health care facilities includes references to ferromagnetic detection systems for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities. - November 15, 2008
Mednovus, Inc., has teamed with Siemens Medical Solutions’ Accessory Division for the distribution of the Mednovus SAFESCAN® hand-held Target Scanner™ and pass-through MRI Sentinel® ferromagnetic detection systems. Siemens, one of the world leaders in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)... - October 30, 2008
Tobias Gilk, President and MRI Safety Director for Mednovus, to deliver MRI safety presentations to both the American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) and the Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Conference in the same week. - September 29, 2008
Noted MRI safety expert, Dr. Emanuel Kanal, gave a presentation on the state of MRI safety in 2008 to the AHRA annual meeting. Video excerpts from his presentation on ferromagnetic detection are available on the MRImetalDetector blog. - September 15, 2008
To aid MRI service providers, technologists and hospital administrators, Mednovus has launched the "MRI Metal Detector Blog" to answer questions and provide informational resources on how ferromagnetic detection can improve the safety of MRI exams for patients and staff, as well as protect millions of dollars of imaging equipment. - July 28, 2008
Mednovus President & MRI Safety Director, Tobias Gilk, authors the July/August issue of PSQH's cover story, "Ferromagnetically Naked: New Tools For MRI Safety" which recounts one of America's best hospitals' adoption of Mednovus' ferromagnetic detection screening. - July 28, 2008
The multiple sections of the new VA MRI Design Guide, which now advocates the use of ferromagnetic detection for MRI patient screening, have been unified in a single PDF document available for download from the Mednovus SAFESCAN(R) website. - July 24, 2008
The United States Veterans Administration just released its new MRI Design Guide, with expert contribution by Mednovus President and MRI Safety Director, Tobias Gilk. One substantial change from prior editions is the call for the use of ferromagnetic detection systems, such as Mednovus' new Sentinel 2.0 portal, for MRI patient screening. - July 22, 2008
The FDA database of MRI accidents reports a 185% increase in only 3 years. Recent MRI safety recommendations, call for the use of ferromagnetic detection screening such as the new Mednovus Sentinel 2.0 walk-through portal, to be unveiled later this month at the AHRA annual meeting in Denver. - July 09, 2008
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