Day 2 : Oral Presentations (Theme: Patient Safety)

Event Title

Usefulness of initial MRI screening form

Presenter Information

Abida Faisal, Aga Khan University

Location

Lecture Hall 2

Start Date

27-1-2013 8:50 AM

Abstract

Background: To evaluate and determine the importance and benefits of initial MRI screening form. The magnets have a very strong magnetic field surrounding them which has the potential to attract certain types of metal. The magnetic field can also interfere with the normal operation of electronic devices. For these reasons, we must have a detailed health history for every person who enters the magnet room. Preliminary screening helps to prevent scheduling those patients who may be inappropriate candidates for MR examination.

Methods: A retrospective study was carried out at the MRI section Aga Khan University Hospital from Jan 2010 to Jun 2010. 3870 examinations were performed during this time period. Pre-Screening forms were filled by all the patients.

Results: : On the basis of MRI screening forms 16 out of 3870 (0.41%) patients were cancelled due to following reasons. Cardiac pacemaker: 03 patients Cardiac stent 01, Metallic fragments 03 patients, Bomb blast injury 02 patients Bullet injury 03 patients, Metallic implant 04 patient

Conclusions: : This Study has shown the efficacy of MRI pre-screening form it’s very important before MRI procedure. It prevents patients from hazards of magnetic field.

Key words: Improve Patient Safety

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Usefulness of initial MRI screening form

Lecture Hall 2

Background: To evaluate and determine the importance and benefits of initial MRI screening form. The magnets have a very strong magnetic field surrounding them which has the potential to attract certain types of metal. The magnetic field can also interfere with the normal operation of electronic devices. For these reasons, we must have a detailed health history for every person who enters the magnet room. Preliminary screening helps to prevent scheduling those patients who may be inappropriate candidates for MR examination.

Methods: A retrospective study was carried out at the MRI section Aga Khan University Hospital from Jan 2010 to Jun 2010. 3870 examinations were performed during this time period. Pre-Screening forms were filled by all the patients.

Results: : On the basis of MRI screening forms 16 out of 3870 (0.41%) patients were cancelled due to following reasons. Cardiac pacemaker: 03 patients Cardiac stent 01, Metallic fragments 03 patients, Bomb blast injury 02 patients Bullet injury 03 patients, Metallic implant 04 patient

Conclusions: : This Study has shown the efficacy of MRI pre-screening form it’s very important before MRI procedure. It prevents patients from hazards of magnetic field.

Key words: Improve Patient Safety