|Our Signa 1.5T MRI machine.|
I've steered clear of those giant magnets after seeing all the pictures of gurneys and oxygen tanks sucked into the room and doing massive damage. With my luck, I figured, that'll happen to me if I work in there.
But I've become more familiar with the machine and it's not such a big deal anymore. There are safeguards in place such as questionnaires and metal detectors which almost guarantee no problems. A verbal follow up with the patient and there is very little left to chance.
I've also learned that certain equipment has been made specifically for MRI rooms. I took a picture of our oxygen tank which is rated to be usable all the way up to a 7 Tesla coil rating (our's is 1.5T). The MRI table can undock and be moved outside of the magnet room if a patient is unable to walk into the room on their own. We load the patient onto the table and wheel them into the magnet room for safety.
|Our fire extinguisher is for MRI Use Only.|