Ferroguard® Screener

YOUR SIXTH SENSE IN MRI SAFETY

DETECTING RISK ITEMS THAT OTHER SYSTEMS MISS

Fast, effective, Zone II screening to prevent incidents from the smallest, hidden items.

Despite careful, guideline compliant screening procedures, small ferrous objects inadvertently concealed on a patient, visitor or staff member may present a significant risk within your MRI facility.

Ferroguard Screener by Metrasens is the most sensitive ferromagnetic detection system (FMDS) for MRI safety available providing whole body screening with superior detection.

  • Relative sensitivity at 1Hz

FIND THE RISKS OTHER SYSTEMS MISS

Only Ferroguard Screener uses Fluxgate sensors, making it the most sensitive FMDS available (minimum detectable magnetic signal, 80 pTesla, 0.8 μGauss). Despite its compact design, it’s super-sensitive to smaller risk-items all the way from the top-of-the-head to the tip-of-the-toes of the tallest patient.

Choose Ferroguard Screener to detect the items other FMDS and conventional metal detectors miss.

FASTER, MORE RELIABLE AND BETTER ACCEPTED BY YOUR PATIENTS

Unlike hand wands which depend on the diligence of the user, Ferroguard Screener provides  consistent and reliable screening every time. By adding objectivity, Ferroguard Screener helps to take pressure off you and your team.

It’s also less intrusive than a hand wand screening, eliminating invasive pat-down procedures and creating a more comfortable screening experience for your patient.




Ferroguard Screener in use

NEW SCREENING POSSIBILITIES FOR LEADERS IN THE FIELD

Ferroguard Screener’s superior sensors are making it the system of choice for implant detection studies*, for protecting against unexpected ferromagnetic implants entering Zone IV.

FERROGUARD SCREENER AT A GLANCE

A true FMDS
as recommended by the ACR for use in MRI facilities. The ACR specifically recommends against the use of conventional metal detectors for MRI screening

Implant Detection
The Fluxgate sensor’s greater sensitivity can detect indwelling ferromagnetic materials 1-4

Preserves image quality
Keeps small ferrous items out of the MRI room, reducing artifacts and avoiding time-wasting rescans and restarts

Simple to adopt
Take the pressure off your staff and add objectivity to your screening

Accessible for every budget
A must-have addition to your MRI safety procedures.

Entirely passive
Completely safe to use on all patients, including those with implants

The quality you expect
The only FMDS designed under ISO9001 international quality standards

Free Guide to MRI Safety & Ferromagnetic Detection Regulations

With multiple professional and accrediting bodies involved, it can be difficult to keep track of what the various published safety recommendations and guidelines in the US say. Metrasens is pleased to assist by providing this summary of the present status as it relates to the growing adoption of ferromagnetic detection systems (FMDS) for the prevention of MRI projectile incidents.

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.

REFERENCES

1. Keene, M., 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
*Ferroguard Screener is not an approved product for implant detection and detections may be used for indication only. Metrasens accepts no responsibility for any adverse consequences arising from positive or negative indications of implants

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