IMEDCO America is honored to be a part of the world’s 1st 10.5-Tesla human MR scan that was performed at the University of Minnesota. The magnetic shield totaling 1.3 million pounds of special steel that incased the MRI machine was created by IMEDCO. The magnetic shield included 170 steel plates and walls varying from 4 layers to 14 layers thick (28″). IMEDCO also constructed the RF shield for this project which has 150 panels (not including the floor) and has testing frequencies from 10MHz to 450MHz. Continue Reading
Projectiles Aren’t Your Only Concern
It has been well documented that ferromagnetic objects taken into the MRI suite can cause serious injury, time-consuming delays, and costly damage to your valuable imaging system. As part of all imaging department protocol, patients are asked a series of questions relating to medical history and the possible existence of ferrous implants or other embedded objects, such as permanent pacemakers, cochlear implants, or shell fragments.
Another valid concern are cosmetics that can cause MRI artifacts and excessive heating or burns.