Posts In Category "MRI Safety"

Tattoos in MRIs

  Oct 6th, 2015   -     MRI Safety   -  

One in five Americans have at least one tattoo. Did you know that the ink in a patient’s tattoos can cause burns during an MRI? What effects can the interaction between MRI and tattoos have on a patient’s skin? Fortunately, there appear to be no observable long-term effects. Short-term effects can include pain and discomfort during and after imaging, and in more severe cases, patients can experience first and second degree burns on and around the site of the tattoo.

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New MR Safety and CT Dose Reduction Courses

  Sep 25th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News   -  

Available on October 1st AltusLearn will release all new and updated MR and CT education. We’re excited to partner with long time experts and industry leaders Wm. Faulkner and Kristan Harrington.

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Motivate Your Employees to Meet Education Requirements

  Sep 10th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News   -  

We spend a lot of time talking with medical facility managers about how tough it is to keep a staff current on their facility’s compliance and continuing education (CE) requirements. Can you recognize these three common roadblocks to compliance?

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The Benefits of MRSO / MRMD Training and Credentialing

  Aug 20th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News   -  

Between the years 2000 and 2013, MRI utilization increased 114%(IMV Medical Information Division data). In that same time period, the number of MR safety incidents reported to the FDA increased 487% (FDA MAUDE database data). As a note, it is estimated than less than 20% of MR safety incidents are actually reported to the FDA. In 2002, the year after the death of 6 year old Michael Colombini in an MR accident…

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Free Webinar: MRI Safety Understanding and Eliminating Risk at Your Facility

  Aug 13th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News   -  

AltusCampus would like to thank all the great healthcare professionals for your continued support because without it AltusCampus would not be the continuing education marketplace it is today.

With that said, we are proud to offer a Free “MRI Safety: Understanding and Eliminating Risk at Your Facility” webinar for 1 Category A CEU credit…

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Why 100% Preventable MRI Accidents Still Happen

  Jun 25th, 2015   -     MRI Safety   -  

If you run an MR operation, you’re probably under pressure to bill more procedures per day. And Marketing’s in your ear, too, telling you how to build a brand around convenience and comfort for patients. Here’s how to balance these goals while keeping MRI safety for patients the #1 priority.   Our faculty hears it […] Read More →

Prepare for the ABMRS Examination

  Feb 13th, 2015   -     ABMRS, MRI Safety, News   -  

The American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety has just released its examination content syllabus. The first exam will take place in late June, 2015. “The MR Safety Master Series Course is designed to reflect topics published by the current examination content syllabus released by the American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS).”  –Kristan Harrington MBA RT […] Read More →

Better Understand Your MR Liability

  Jan 20th, 2015   -     MRI Safety, News   -  

Unfortunately, the number of reported safety incidents has increased significantly. MR safety training for technologists and radiologists is often not done and controlled access into this dangerous environment is either not well established if not at all. In response, AltusLearn Master Series on MR Safety has been developed by Bill Faulkner and Kristan Harrington. AltusLearn […] Read More →

June is MRI Safety Month & Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body

  May 14th, 2014   -     MRI Safety   -  

June is MRI Safety Month AltusLearn would like to remind you that June is MRI Safety Month 2014 to highlight the new changes set by The Joint Commission. These new standards will go into effect on July 1st.Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body: What’s New? Radiologists and cardiologists have a number of diagnostic tools available for the identification and diagnosis of blood vessel disease. […] Read More →

June is MRI Safety Month at AltusMedical

  Mar 24th, 2014   -     MRI Safety   -  

June is MRI Safety Month at AltusMedical Come and join us at AltusMedical in making June MRI safety month. Please recall, a few years ago a 6-year-old boy died undergoing an MRI exam at a New York-area hospital when the machine’s powerful magnetic field jerked a metal oxygen tank across the room, crushing the child’s head (Full […] Read More →