MRI SAFETY ASSESSMENT

MRI safety is a complex and ever-evolving area that includes but goes beyond projectile safety. Completing this survey will hep you determine if your facility is taking a balanced, multi-factorial approach recommended by experts in the field.

Strategy
Strategy

Having a comprehensive strategy that takes into account the day-to-day reality of your organization and assessing the required MRI safety measures recommended by accreditation and regulatory bodies.

Safety
Safety

Maintaining rigorous processes to ensure the safety of your patients and staff members, including detailed screening procedures prior to exam and precautions taken during exam.

Staff & Training
Staff & Training

Training of MRI technologists, radiologists, and other health care professionals involved with MRI systems in order to reduce the number of problems that occur in the MRI environment.

Strategy Strategy

Having a comprehensive strategy that takes into account the day-to-day reality of your organization and assessing the required MRI safety measures recommended by accreditation and regulatory bodies.

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We have a strong MRI safety culture emphasizing rigorous safety practices and continuous improvement.

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We regularly complete MRI safety risk assessments that take into account equipment, patients, radiology staff and non-radiology staff.

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We have an MRI safety policies and procedures manual that is updated and reviewed with staff on a regular basis, is comprehensive, and meets our needs.

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I would define the physical environment in our hospital or MRI facility as having a layout which is/has:

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All devices and moveable ferrous objects in Zones 3 and 4 are properly labeled as MRI safe, MR conditional, or MRI unsafe.

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Safety Safety

Maintaining rigorous processes to ensure the safety of your patients and staff members, including detailed screening procedures prior to exam and precautions taken during exam.

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We record both projectile incidents and near misses, and use that data to drive safety improvements.

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We have had an incident with a projectile or a near miss within the last 12 – 18 months.

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We change our patients from street clothes to scrubs/gowns before an MRI exam.

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We utilize the following in screening patients and visitors in Zone 2.

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We utilize a whole body ferromagnetic detection system (FMDS) for prevention of MRI projectile incidents for entry control to Zone 4.

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Staff & Training Staff & Training

Training of MRI technologists, radiologists, and other health care professionals involved with MRI systems in order to reduce the number of problems that occur in the MRI environment.

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We conduct regular MRI safety staff training (annual or semi-annual) as a refresher or update to policies and procedures.

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We have the following credentialed individuals working on our staff:

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Our staff tracks and documents all unintended ferrous metal intrusions into the magnet room (Zone 4).

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Our hospital and radiology department leadership emphasize the use of metrics to manage safe working practices in the MRI suite.

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Get a more detailed description of your results

Above is an initial assessment of your answers to the survey. To get a more detailed description of the results, including the specific areas you may need to improve, complete the form below.