Last week's GE MRI recall
by Philip F. Jacobus
, CEO | February 25, 2015
A number of people called me or wrote to me this week about the GE MRI recall. I really think it is a tempest in a teapot.
First of all, it is important to know that GE Healthcare immediately took action. Just like they did a few years ago with the nuclear camera issue,
GE acted swiftly and took the issue head on.
There is a simple way to diagnose whether there is a problem or not and it only takes a few minutes.
All this came about because two fellows in India took a piece of metal into the MRI suite...duh...and the metal was attracted to the magnet.
Anybody that works around magnets know better than to carry metal into the MRI scan room.
Bottom line, I do not think this is going to have any impact on GE's MRI sales, but I am sure it will have an impact on the two fellows that walked into the MRI suite with an oxygen tank!
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About Phil Jacobus
Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.
Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.
Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.
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