ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards of 2013

Review of the Most Prevalent Health Technology Hazards and Recommended Remedial Activities from the ECRI 

top10-technology-hazardsEach year, advances in health technologies provide new ways to improve patient care.  But some also create new opportunities for harm.  Thus, hospitals must regularly examine their hazard-control priorities in order to remain focused on the most pressing risks.  The list from the ECRI will help make smart decisions about safety initiatives in the coming year.

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MRI Toolkit - MRI Best Practices Guidelines - Canada

Excellent collection of documents focused on outlining best practices for MRI efficiency, throughput and patient satisfaction.  This effort conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care resulted in significant reductions in MRI …


MRI Induced Tissue Heating at Metallic Sutures

Recent Study on the Extent of Tissue Heating Created Near a Metallic Suture Site As more and more medical devices and surgical apparatus are cleared for access to MRI - there is a continued concern regarding …


Body MRI Artifacts in Clinical Practice: A Physicist's and Radiologist's Perspective

Overview of  the Typical Causes of and Remedies for MRI Artifacts Useful information presented as a CME module for the identification of MRI artifact sources and recommendations for the resolution of these image compromising items.  Great …

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