Leucadia, CA, July 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Mednovus announced that they have launched a website dedicated to answering questions that patients and MRI providers may both have about the use of new MRI safety tools.
The new website features questions, answers and informative pieces about MRI accidents in which magnetic materials are drawn to the MRI scanner, and how an effective use of ferromagnetic detection systems can improve the safety of the MRI environment and reduce accident risk.
One such accident described on the new website illustrates one accident in Seattle, Washington, in which an accident involving a floor polisher wound up costing the hospital more than $200,000. (see http://mrimetaldetector.com/blog/?p=5 for local Seattle television station KIRO coverage of this accident)
The new MRI Metal Detector Blog has begun to become a central repository for information and resources for MRI providers and patients on issues of ferromagnetic detection screening for patients and visitors to the MRI environment.
Postings to the website are currently all being provided by Mednovus' President and member of the ACR MR Safety Committee, Mr. Tobias Gilk.
Persons interested in learning more about the safety of MRI patients and staff should visit the MRI Metal Detector Blog (http://mrimetaldetector.com/blog/) for information on how ferromagnetic detection systems, such as Mednovus' SAFESCAN(TM) hand-held or Sentinel(TM) 2.0 walk-through products, can be an integral part of improving safety and protecting millions of dollars of critical imaging equipment.
Mednovus, Inc., is the premier provider of patented cost-effective ferromagnetic detection systems for MRI pre-screening, along with expert MRI safety consulting services.