MRI Safety - Chapter 2 Pre-screening MR workers and patients

This video provides an overview of MRI safety with regard to the pre-screening of MR workers and patients.

Chapter 2 pre screening EMAR workers in patients. This video provides an overview of pre screening EMAR workers and patients before the examination. All of these safety precautions pertain to patients, Mr personnel and non Mr personnel working or entering the MRI environment since they could all be exposed to the electromagnetic field. Each Mr Facility should provide detailed patient information in order to avoid surprises during the examination and to prevent risks for patients with contraindications. Patients in accompanying persons entering the scanning room must be thoroughly checked and must fill out the EMAR screening form prior to the MRI exam. This detailed EMAR screening questionnaire is essential. All questions in the screening form must be clearly answered and explained. It must be signed by the patient as well as by medical personnel performing the MRI examination and directing the patient care. The screening form must be added to the medical record. The physician cannot make a decision on whether an MRI examination should be performed unless the screening form has been completely filled out. To date, there is no scientific proof that MRI examinations are harmless for pregnant women. Females of reproductive age should be screened for pregnancy prior to an MRI examination. If the patient is pregnant, then the responsible physician would evaluate the risk versus benefit in performing the Mr examination versus other imaging procedures. Special care should be paid to infants since they are not able to communicate. It is recommended to scan in the normal operating mode only. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the EMAR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures. Permanent cosmetic tattoos eyeliner lip liner, lip coloring, decorative designs and body tattoos must be documented. Although this type of body decoration is not a contraindication, inform patients that tattoos may contain ingredients that cause artifacts, skin irritations, or heating in the corresponding area during MRI examinations. The same applies for other conductive materials such as dental braces and body piercings or jewelry. Before entering the examination room, patients as well as staff are required to remove the following objects. All metal objects, cell phones, beepers, watches, jewelry, hearing aids, garments with metallic fasteners, hooks, wires or threads, matalic patches, delivering medication, hats, hairpins, wigs, prosthesis circle, color contact lenses and conferencing confused clothing. Makeup in deodorants containing metal alloys should also be removed. The patient should only wear clothes made of natural fibers, an free of metal, copper and zinc MRI examinations may be contraindicated for patients with the following characteristics. Patients with certain implants, for example, some pacemakers, ferromagnetic aneurysm clips, and certain electronic stimulators and

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@ Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2019 Please note that the learning material is for training purposes only! Chapter 2 For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively "Operator Manual") issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training Pre-screening MR will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. The Operator Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like workers and patients warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. The information The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express in this material contains general technical descriptions of specifications and options as well as standard and written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages. optional features that do not always have to be present in individual cases. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities described in the material (hereinafter collectively All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and "Functionality') may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the examples only. future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information.