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Guides & Infographics
MRI Safety Resources & Articles
Guides & Infographics
Design & Construction Planner
Architects, contractors, and equipment planners now have MRI suite planning resources at their fingertips, including a new design and construction planning guide, 2D/3D MRI suite files, and Revit files. The planner covers ferromagnetic detection systems as well as broader MRI suite design and construction safety considerations.
Architectural Planning Guide
To enhance MRI safety, FMDS such as Metrasens’ Ferroguard systems are now required by multiple professional and accrediting bodies. Download our guidance document pack to learn about the current regulatory guidance for FMDS and MRI projectile safety, together with specifier documentation.
Reducing MRI Accidents: 9 Best Practices Infographic
We worked with Tobias Gilk to analyze all of the MRI injury accidents reported to the FDA in 2015 and 2016 and tested which preventions would be most effective in keeping patients and staff safe. View the infographic summarising our analysis and download and print a copy to display in your facility.
Guide to MRI Safety & Ferromagnetic Detection Regulations
With multiple professional and accrediting bodies involved, it can be difficult to keep track of the various published safety recommendations and guidelines in the US. This guide summarises the present status relating to ferromagnetic detection systems for the prevention of MRI projectile incidents.
Metrasens – Putting MRI Safety First
Ferroguard Screener Product Video
Ferroguard Assure Product Video – US version
Ferroguard Assure Product Video – International version
MRI Accident Case Studies #2. Learning from the FDA MAUDE Database
John Posh and Tobias Gilk for the second in our series of webinars taking a close look at recently reported MRI accidents. Tobias and John review two accidents reported via the FDA MAUDE (Manufacturer And User Facility Device Experience) Database.
Fundamentals of MRI Safety: Satisfying The Joint Commission’s Requirements for Annual Training
Have you and your colleagues completed your Joint Commission required annual MRI safety training yet this year? Watch this exclusive webinar with Tobias Gilk to make sure you keep up to date. The webinar covers the seven main areas anyone who scans is required to have documented training in.
Preventing MRI Accidents: “Ask the Experts” Webinar
Do you have questions about the latest MRI Safety best practice recommendations? This exclusive “Ask the Experts” Webinar with John Posh and Tobias Gilk includes a presentation looking at the most common types of MRI accidents including hearing loss, burns and projectiles. This is followed by an extensive Q&A session where our experts answer a wide range of MRI safety related questions.
Podcast – MRI Safety Talks Episode #6: MRI Safety with Unknown or Untested Implants
MRI Safety Talks host, John Posh, and guest William Faulkner, Owner and CEO of William Faulkner & Associates, discuss the challenges for MR professionals when encountering an implant or device that is unknown or untested in MRI.
Podcast – MRI Safety Talks Episode #5: MRI Projectile Safety and Lessons to Learn from the MAUDE Database
MRI Safety Talks host, John Posh, and guest Tobias Gilk, Founding Principal of Gilk Radiology and Consultant to Metrasens, address listener submitted questions in a follow-up to the recent Metrasens webinar covering MRI projectile safety and lessons extracted and analyzed from the MAUDE database.
Podcast – MRI Safety Talks Episode #3: MRI Safety & Covid-19 Listener Q&A
MRI Safety Talks host, John Posh, and guest Amanda Garlock, Quality, Training and Safety Supervisor at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA, spend time addressing listener submitted questions in a follow-up to Episode #1 – MRI Safety & Covid-19.
Podcast – MRI Safety Talks Episode #2: 2020 ACR Guidance – What’s new?
MRI Safety Talks host, John Posh, talks about the newly released (and named) 2020 ACR Manual on MRI Safety with guest Toby Gilk, Founding Principal of Gilk Radiology and Consultant to Metrasens. This new release is a replacement for the 2013 Guidance Document on MRI Safe Practices.
Podcast – MRI Safety Talks Episode #1: MRI Safety & Covid-19
MRI Safety Talks host, John Posh, talks about MRI Safety during the Covid-19 pandemic with guest Amanda Garlock, Quality, Training and Safety Supervisor at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA. USA. Washington state was one of the first outbreak areas in the USA with Covid-19, having early dealings with how to best manage the challenges for MRI professionals.
Corrections Resources & Articles
Case Studies & Videos
Metrasens – Cellsense® Plus Cell Phone Detection
White Papers & Infographics
[White Paper] Major Trends in Jail & Prison Contraband: 5 Key Threats and Vulnerabilities
The fight against contraband is as old as the corrections system itself. Download our “Major Trends in Jail & Prison Contraband” white paper to gain valuable insights on the current threats and vulnerabilities to shape and validate your views on contraband.
[White Paper] A False Sense of Security: 12 Factors for Securing Your Facility Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
By asking the right questions of your security vendors, you can cut through the noise, accurately understand the value of their offerings, and successfully counter contraband in your correctional facilities. Read our latest white paper for a step-by-step guide
Healthcare Security Resources & Articles
Improve Healthcare Facility Security and Reduce the Threat of Violence with a Proactive Approach to Weapons Screening
Case Studies & White Papers
White Paper: 7 Best Practices for Behavioral Health Safety & Security
Do You Think Your Security Practices Are Robust Enough? This white paper will give you seven best practices, that when used together will start you on a path to security problem resolution. Best practices include: Staff Training; Standard Operating Procedures; Point of Entry and Reception; Screening; Managing Visitors; and more.
Guides & Infographics
WEBINAR – IAHSS SECURITY DESIGN GUIDELINES: WHAT’S NEW IN THE 3RD EDITION UPDATE?
Healthcare Security Consultant and Member of the IAHSS Guidelines Committee, Tom Smith, discusses the updates and new guidelines affecting security design for emergency departments, urgent care and surgical care facilities, residential long-term care facilities and ED behavioral health facilities.
WEBINAR – HEALTHCARE SECURITY & COVID-19: PROTECTING PATIENTS AND STAFF DURING PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES
Healthcare Security Expert, Bryan Warren, and Executive Director – Security at Johns Hopkins Health System, George Economas, discuss Covid-19 and the situation for healthcare security professionals.
Fresh Thinking to Boost Adoption of Security in Behavioral Health
Our behavioral health environments are changing. There is a growing consensus in the need to improve and update security protocols, yet a lack of consensus on how best to reach the desired outcome. In this webinar, featuring renowned healthcare security expert, Bryan Warren, we look to provide insights that can help guide progress and needed change.
Making Security, Staff & Patient Care Co-exist
Threats of violence and attacks on behavioral healthcare staff are all too common and are gaining media attention for their increase in frequency and severity. In this webinar, Metrasens’ Jim Viscardi, and Greg Hinds share thoughts on how security practices, procedures, and technologies can combine to provide the proper balance of safety without disturbance to care.
Counterterrorism Resources & Articles
Case Studies & White Papers
White Paper: Protecting Your Arena from a Mass Casualty Event
Protecting your arena has many complexities – a robust physical security strategy, a continued pulse on intelligence and a regular review of security system layering to name a few. In this white paper we take a look at three key considerations for mass screening at the perimeter for large events.