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University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers Using 26 SAFESCAN® Ferromagnetic Detectors to Help Protect MRI Patients

UPMC is using 26 SAFESCAN® ferromagnetic only detection systems to help identify potentially dangerous metals before they're brought into MRI scanner rooms.

Pittsburgh, PA, April 16, 2012 --( For those who know of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Director of Magnetic Resonance Services, Dr. Emanuel Kanal, they know that he is one of the world's leading experts on issues of MRI safety. It comes as no surprise, then, that UPMC may be the foremost institution in terms of their prolific use of ferromagnetic detection systems for screening people and equipment for potentially dangerous magnetic metals before they enter the MRI scanner room. At nearly every MRI scanner in the UPMC system, the ferromagnetic detection system being used is a SAFESCAN® product.

Over the course of several years, UPMC has outfitted nearly all of their MRI scanner installations with SAFESCAN® hand-held or pass-through ferromagnetic detection products. These tools help UPMC conform to industry best practices on MRI safety, standards that call for the use of ferromagnetic screening of patients and materials brought to the MRI suite.

Ferromagnetic metals, such as those made with iron, nickel or cobalt, can be drawn by the magnetic field of MRI scanners with deadly force. Ferromagnetic detectors, such as the SAFESCAN® family of products, are specifically designed to help identify these magnetizable materials before they're brought into the MRI scanner room.

Recently UPMC purchased their 26th SAFESCAN® product, making SAFESCAN® the overwhelming MRI safety choice of the UPMC system. In fact, UPMC's use of SAFESCAN® products may have made the hospital group the largest regional concentration of a single ferromagnetic detection vendor's product, anywhere in the world.

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.
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Tobias Gilk
Direct Telephone: 913-515-8449

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