Colorado Springs, CO, March 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Ft. Carson is home to the US Army's 4th Infantry, 10th Combat Support Hospital, 52nd Engineer Battalion, and numerous other groups. Ft. Carson is also home to Evans Army Community Hospital, which has been at the forefront of Army hospitals in providing ferromagnetic screening for its beneficiaries seeking MRI scans.
The extreme strength of the magnetic fields required for MRI imaging can attract magnetic materials with deadly force. Ferromagnetic detection systems, like the SAFESCAN® family of products, help identify these potential MRI-seeking-missiles before they're allowed into the room.
Evans Army Community Hospital has protected MRI patients and visitors for years, with early SAFESCAN® portal products, the SAFESCAN® hand-held Target Scanner™, and most recently, the SAFESCAN® Intercept Pillar® system. The combination of systems allows them to effectively verify pre-screenings for ferromagnetic material in both ambulatory and bed- or wheelchair-bound patients.
The hospital was able to take advantage of the fact that the contemporary Mednovus products are all available to US Federal Government entities through the Federal Supply Schedule, a listing of pre-approved products at special contract prices. The Mednovus FSS contract number is V79P-3222M.
Evans Army Community Hospital joins a large number of MRI providers who are complying with best practice standards, State requirements, or new national accreditation standards, by deploying SAFESCAN® ferromagnetic detection systems to compliment existing safety and screening protections.
SAFESCAN® ferromagnetic detection systems by Mednovus are industry-leading MRI safety tools helping to protect patients and caregivers in hospitals and imaging centers around the world.