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dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Felicityeng
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.contributor.meetingnameUndergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2005 : University of Missouri--Columbia)eng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.descriptionFaculty Mentor: Glen Heggie, Cardiopulmonary and Diagnostic Scienceseng
dc.descriptionAbstract only availableeng
dc.description.abstractMagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a respected member of today's diagnostic imaging modalities. While infrequent, a number of very serious and tragic accidents have occurred over the last decade. Why did these accidents occur? Is it due to the lack of preventative measures? As MRI is a relatively new field, it is not surprising that a careful review of the literature on safety and quality control procedures revealed that little had been published on this specific subject matter, thus drawing my attention to this area. This led me to investigate what should comprise an all-inclusive quality management (QM) program for the safe operation of an MRI department or facility. In order to carry out my study, I used a descriptive exploratory approach to gather my data. By visiting local facilities, I interviewed a representative from each of five target groups that directly influence the MRI department/facility: an MRI technologist, physician, custodian, nurse/allied health professional and a patient. These individuals were asked a series of group-appropriate, open-ended questions regarding safety, MRI education, and quality control procedures at the facility. From a careful analysis of the recorded text from the interviews, a questionnaire of similar questions will be created to send to local MRI facilities. Several trends were found in the interviews. Of the five interviewees, three mentioned that creating visual reminders (i.e. posters, video clips, warning signage and educational sessions) would help to inform the public about the hazards of MRI and enforce safety issues. Proper planning and architecture of the MRI suite were frequently mentioned as directly relating to MRI safety.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Health Professions Undergraduate Research Programeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/742eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Researcheng
dc.relation.ispartof2005 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forumeng
dc.source.urihttp://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/forums-conferences/abstracts/abstract-detail.php?abstractid=279eng
dc.subjectquality control procedureseng
dc.subjectsafety procedureseng
dc.subjectquality management (QM) programeng
dc.titleAvoiding life threatening accidents when using MRI [abstract]eng
dc.typeAbstracteng


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