<![CDATA[Voxel MR Resources LLC - Blog]]>Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:14:09 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[TJC releases revised imaging standards]]>Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:02:53 GMThttp://voxelmr.com/blog/tjc-releases-revised-imaging-standardsThe Joint Commission (TJC) has released in new Revised Imaging Standards that now include safety standards for MRI . These standards will become effective in July. The new standards include:

Elements of Performance for EC.02.01.01
A 14. The [critical access] hospital manages magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety risks associated with the following: ● Patients who may experience claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress ● Patients who may require urgent or emergent medical care ● Patients with medical implants, devices, or imbedded metallic foreign objects (such as shrapnel) ● Ferromagnetic objects entering the MRI environment ● Acoustic noise


A 16. The [critical access] hospital manages magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) safety risks by doing the following:● Restricting access of everyone not trained in MRI safety or screened by staff trained in MRI safety from the scanner room and the area that immediately precedes the entrance to the MRI scanner room. ● Making sure that these restricted areas are controlled by and under the direct supervision of staff trained in MRI safety. ● Posting signage at the entrance to the MRI scanner room that conveys that potentially dangerous magnetic fields are present in the room. Signage should also indicate that the magnet is always on except in cases where the MRI system, by its design, can have its magnetic field routinely turned on and off by the operator. _

There are many other sections discussing QA and QC, patient screening and MRI technologists training.
The full pre-publication report can be found HERE.

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<![CDATA[Voxels and Vectors Registry review]]>Wed, 07 Jan 2015 04:31:04 GMThttp://voxelmr.com/blog/voxels-and-vectors-registry-reviewI have been invited back to the town of Jonesboro, Arkansas and the wonderful hospitality of the ASU/Student Association of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences-MRI this coming July. For the past several years they have hosted my 2 day 13 hour Registry Review seminar just before the students graduate and take their ARRT certification exams. Between the fantastic job that the program director Cheryl DuBose does preparing her students for the test and the timely review that I provide I am pleased to say the students have a 100% pass rate. 
This years review will be on July 31 and August 1 and is open to anyone preparing for the Registry or just needing a review to help in their day to day work. 
It is a very relaxed atmosphere where questions are welcome. 
If you are interested in attending please contact me at bart@voxelmr.com or visit my website Voxel MR Resources, LLC.  ]]>
<![CDATA[OBMI grants temp license]]>Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:12:56 GMThttp://voxelmr.com/blog/obmi-grants-temp-licenseWhen the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) began requiring a license to perform MRI those wishing to train OTJ found that they could not do so because they did not have a license. Recently the OBMI added rules to allow licensed technologists to apply for a temporary license in order be trained OTJ. The new rules will take affect 1-1-14 and includes a requirement that prior to applying the technologist must have 16 hours of dedicated MRI education. This education can be in the form of classroom work or any RCEEM approved presentation.]]>