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.