Mednovus President, Tobias Gilk, to Give 2 MRI Safety Presentations to National Organizations in 1 Week

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.

Leucadia, CA, September 29, 2008 --( Tobias Gilk, President and MRI Safety Director for Mednovus, is scheduled to deliver two major presentations on MRI risks and safety this week.

On Wednesday, October 1st, Mr. Gilk will be offering a presentation titled "Contemporary Changes in MRI Safety 'Best Practices,' Regulation and Professional Liability" for the American Healthcare Radiology Administrator's (AHRA) Fall Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Following the presentation to the AHRA membership, Gilk will fly immediately to Chicago, IL, where he is scheduled to present on MRI safety to the Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Conference on Thursday, October 2nd.

Both presentations will illuminate the rapidly changing landscape of liability, professional responsibility, accreditation and regulatory standards as they relate to safety in the MRI realm. These changes include:

* The American College of Radiology's 'Guidance Document for Safe MR Practices' that was released in 2007
* The recent Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert #38 on MRI Accidents and Injuries
* Forthcoming Joint Commission Environment of Care requirements for MRI risk management
* The new U.S. Veterans Administration 'MRI Design Guide'
* Dramatic increases in the reported rates of MRI accidents
* Proposed MRI safety requirements in the hospital building codes
* Civil liability proceedings from the infamous 2001 MRI fatality

Gilk, a prolific author with over 100 articles to his name, is a sought-after speaker on MRI safety issues.

About AHRA:
Founded in 1973, AHRA is the preeminent organization for leaders in medical imaging sciences. AHRA’s membership reaches across the country and around the world. Its more than 4,000 members represent management at all levels for freestanding imaging centers, hospital imaging departments and group practices.

About The Joint Commission:

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, The Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations.

About Mednovus:

Mednovus is a privately held corporation specializing in MRI safety products and services. The company markets patented ferromagnetic detection systems, including the SAFESCAN(R) hand-held Target Scanner(TM) and Sentinel(R) series series pass-through portals, for use in MRI pre-screening.

Mednovus, Inc.
Tobias Gilk