From RF shield to detector choice: Designing a safer MR suite

From RF shield to detector choice: Designing a safer MR suite

by Lauren Dubinsky, Senior Reporter | September 21, 2018
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From the September 2018 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine


Kemp Massengill
When things are going smoothly it might be easy for providers to forget that there is significant risk with every single MR scan, and this risk must be recognized. As with many professions in dangerous environments, complacency is one of the biggest challenges to a strong safety record.

“You need people who know what they are doing, so the staff has to be trained and there are a number of things that have to be built into the facility,” Kopp said. “Not only the physical layout of the facility, but also the policies and procedures that implement the recommendations from ACR and JC. All of these things play together to help the whole safety environment.”

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