The RADPASS Interventional Radiology Checklist for Safety

Creation of the RADPASS checklist for Increased Safety in Interventional Radiology 

While there is incredible clinical value in the use of interventional radiologic procedures, the complexity and variety of these procedures demands the use of a checklist approach to increase standardization, consistency and safety.  The first validated patient safety checklist for interventional radiology was developed. The use of the RADPASS checklist reduced deviations from the optimal process by three quarters and was associated with less procedure postponements.  A great resource for the creation of site specific procedural checklist approaches.

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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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