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Survey exposes infection-control procedures at MRI suites as poor

Findings from a survey of 100 imaging centers suggest that MRI scanning facilities, particularly those run independently from hospitals, lack basic infection-control procedures. Patients and staff could be at risk of contracting and spreading life-threatening diseases during MRI exams. According to the paper, titled "Survey of infection control in the MRI environment," most imaging facilities appraised either lacked or failed to consistently follow infection-control protocols for their MRI suites. Findings also indicate that whenever infection-control procedures are in place, they're mostly left to the discretion of the personnel operating the scanners.

See full article and related articles at DiagnosticImaging.com

This article was republished with permission from CMPMedica, LLC

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