Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, US, and its sister facility in Overland Park, have deployed Mednovus’ Safescan ferromagnetic detection systems to increase MRI safety.

The hand-held Safescan Target Scanner and the pass-through Safescan Intercept Pillar system will help to reduce the risk of patients and staff being harmed by equipment brought into the scanning room.

According to the FDA’s database, magnetically drawn projectiles – including scissors, oxgyen masks and hospital beds – are the second biggest cause of accidents in MRI rooms.