sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2016

FDA Radiological Health Program Update: new MRI Safety posters available

In partnership with the Society for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT), the FDA has developed a series of posters addressing key aspects of MRI safety for MR technologists and other site personnel.

The MRI Burn Prevention poster provides tips for preventing patient burns, the most common MRI related adverse event. The two other posters address safety issues that arise when medical devices are used in the MR environment. One poster gives tips for scanning patients with implants, and the other poster provides information about how to interpret MRI safety labeling.

All three posters are available for free download in multiple sizes on FDA’s webpage (http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/MRI/ucm482788.htm) and the MRI Burn Prevention Poster is also available in six additional languages on SMRT's webpage.

We hope you find these educational posters helpful in increasing patient safety.