Ferroguard should not be used to replace current MRI screening procedures. The safety of staff and patients is best served by the combination of conscientious screening protocols, thorough staff training AND installation of a ferromagnetic detection system used in the correct manner.
1. Watson, R. E., Walsh, S. M., Felmlee, J. P., Friedman, P. A., & Keene, M. N. (Accepted/In press). Augmenting MRI Safety Screening Processes: Reliable Identification of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices by a Ferromagnetic Detector System. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.26277
2. Shellock, F.G., Karacozoff, A.M. Detection of ferromagnetic implants using a ferromagnetic detection system: implications for patient screening prior to MRI. American Journal of Roentgenology (2013) 201: 720-725.
3. Linnemeyer, H., Shellock, F.G., Ahn, C.Y. In vitro assessment of MRI issues at 3-Tesla for a breast tissue expander with a remote port. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2014) 32: 297-302.
4. James, C.A., Karacozoff, A.M., Shellock, F.G. Undisclosed and undetected foreign bodies during MRI screening resulting in a potentially serious outcome. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2013) 31: 630-633.
5. Karacozoff, A.M., Pekmezci, M., Shellock, F.G. Armor-Piercing bullet 3-T MRI findings and identification by a ferromagnetic detection system. Military Medicine (2013) 178: 380-384.
6. Orchard, L.J., Implementation of a ferromagnetic detection system in a clinical MRI setting. Radiography (2015)21:248
7. Heinrich, A., et.al., Can ferromagnetic metal detectors improve MRI safety? Biomed. Tech. (2012)57(Suppl.1):709
8. Intertek Testing & Certification Performance Laboratory. (2019) Full report available from Metrasens.