SR. físico seguridad

November 27, 2014
From the October 2014 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

In order to maximize the advantages of a FMDS, proper planning and technology selection are a must. A knowledgeable FMDS distributor or manufacturer will be able to support the user in identifying the optimal products and implementation of those products for the specific application.

Conclusion
A truly safe MR environment will balance the operational, clinical, and physical elements of safety. For many practitioners, however, the physical elements of MR safety are not the recurring daily concerns that the other two domains are. It is only natural, then, that physical safety considerations may slowly drift from thought. The risk of this, of course, is that as the regulatory, accreditation and best practice standards evolve, providers may one day realize that their protection protocols have become lopsided. Poor physical safety preparations have left them vulnerable to accidents and injuries that they might otherwise have been able to prevent.

About the authors:
Tobias Gilk is a former member of the ACR’s MRI Safety Committee, and contributing author for the 2007 ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices. He presently serves as Senior Vice President of RAD-Planning, a radiology architectural and design consulting firm, and principal of his own consulting firm, Gilk Radiology Consultants.

Joel Kellogg is the manager of Technical Engineering and Consulting with ETS-Lindgren. Since joining ETS-Lindgren in 1998, he has been involved in the company’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) products and services, including surveys and engineered solutions for vibration, acoustic, EMI and RF.

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