(Nisswa, MN, December 21, 2017
) - MRIequip
, an industry leader in innovating non-metallic MR Safe and non-magnetic or weakly magnetic MR Conditional equipment, announces that many of its patient support products have been tested by Dr. Frank G. Shellock. Dr. Shellock is the President of Shellock R & D Services, Inc. and an established MRI safety expert. The results indicated that these products are MR Conditional at 7-T or less.
Using the first clinically approved 7-Tesla MR system (Terra, Siemens Medical Systems), Shellock R & D Services, Inc. examined the magnetic field interaction for each style and type of non-magnetic or weakly magnetic equipment in association with this very-high-field scanner. Dr. Shellock stated, "I am pleased to report that every one of the products that underwent testing, including the relatively larger items such as the stainless steel stretcher, wheelchair, and utility table, passed our test procedures and, thus, are deemed MR Conditional at 7-Tesla or less. Importantly, the items that we tested represent many of the important patient support products that are commonly used in the clinical MRI environment."
"As the first 7-Tesla MRI scanner approved by the Food and Drug Administration hit the market, MRI facilities need to be prepared with new equipment to permit proper patient care in this special setting." Says Erich Schulz, President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIequip. "Today it's necessary to take extra precautions because 7-Tesla MR systems pose more than twice the magnetic field-related issues than the 3-Tesla MR systems."
MRIequip's line of non-metallic, non-magnetic, and weakly magnetic equipment, currently used in MRI facilities around the world, allows for the safe transferring of patients as well as for their proper management within every clinically utilized, MRI suite and includes essential accessories such as oxygen tank holders, gurneys, and IV poles. Determining this equipment to be MR Conditional at 7-T or less allows for their use in the same room as all current FDA approved MRI scanners.
MRIequip has been an industry leader in providing non-magnetic MR Safe and MR Conditional equipment for more than 15 years. Working directly with MRI facilities to work on their specific issues, needs and requirements, MRIequip innovates products to work within every MRI setting.
About Shellock R & D Services, Inc.
Shellock R & D Services, Inc. (www.magneticresonancesafetytesting.com
) is the World's most experienced MRI testing company that conducts comprehensive evaluations of implants, devices, objects, and materials. Shellock R & D Services, Inc. has access to MR systems operating from 0.2-Tesla to 7.0-Tesla, including dedicated-extremity and interventional MR systems.