CEDAR PARK, Texas, November 11, 2021 – ETS-Lindgren will showcase innovative RF shielding products and services for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) applications at the 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Held from November 28 to December 2 at McCormick Place Chicago, this year’s “Redefining Radiology” program features more than 2,000 presenters and more than 300 live educational courses for radiology professionals. As the world’s largest medical imaging conference, RSNA 2021 also provides an extensive technical exhibition for demonstrating the latest MRI and related technologies. “We look forward to exhibiting at RSNA,” said Joel Kellogg, ETS-Lindgren's Director of Business Development for Healthcare, Industry, and Government. “ETS-Lindgren has had a booth at RSNA each year since the 1990s as it provides a great forum for radiologists and industry to discuss the latest advances in medical imaging technologies.”
Visitors to ETS-Lindgren’s Exhibit Booth 4011 will see examples of the latest RF shielding solutions for facilities that house one of medicine’s most powerful diagnostic tools – MRI scanners. “For decades we have worked with the medical imaging community to provide products and services to support not only the MRI scanner, but also the imaging staff and their patients,” said Mr. Kellogg. “These powerful magnetic scanners require superior RF shielding to ensure they achieve peak performance and provide high-quality images for radiologists and their patients. At RSNA we appreciate our dialogue with imaging professionals to discuss state-of-art products and services.” ETS-Lindgren’s innovative products on display at RSNA 2021 include the EVO™ Series of MRI RF Shielded Doors; the TechGate© MRI Entryway System and MRI Patient Scanner to address patient safety; as well as novel accessories such as a Magnetic Active Compensation System, Clear Shield™ S-Glass, and Med-Vizion ZXR LED Down Lighting.
For industry-leading MRI door technology, the EVO Series of MRI RF Shielded Doors are designed to provide reliable, low-maintenance service for use in rigorous MRI environments. To facilitate access into and out of the MRI suite, this manual door is equipped with an easy-open, lever-style handle with minimal force required for operation. Customers who are frustrated from trying to open and close their cumbersome MRI doors are relieved by the low-friction, aesthetically pleasing EVO door. With its low-profile, ADA-compliant threshold, the door facilitates effortless patient gurney transfers and easy cleaning, especially useful for surgical applications. But perhaps the most important feature of the EVO door is its acoustic performance, with Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating choices of 28, 34, 40, and 44 (49 dB of sound reduction at frequencies of concern). These ratings ensure a quieter, calmer environment near the MRI suite for staff and patients. Visitors to ETS-Lindgren’s booth can interact with a model of the door to experience its ease of operation and exceptional modern design.
Recognizing the need for safe access into an MRI facility in order to protect patients and equipment, ETS-Lindgren offers the TechGate MRI Entryway System. Easy to use and designed for the MRI environment, TechGate is deployed via remote control, providing an immediate physical restriction of access to all unauthorized individuals. TechGate reduces the risk that an MRI environment will be accidentally violated by a seemingly innocent intrusion while a procedure is in progress, and controls access to the suite while the MRI is not in use or staff is prepping the suite for the next patient. With TechGate, radiologists can focus on the care of patients and efficient room turnaround rather than worrying about a potential intrusion. See TechGate installed on the EVO door model in ETS-Lindgren’s Booth 4011. View a video of TechGate in operation here.
For enhanced patient safety, ETS-Lindgren’s MRI Patient Scanner conveniently identifies harmful ferromagnetic materials that are dangerous within the MRI suite environment. The MRI Patient Scanner is a portable, handheld metal detector that combines high sensitivity to ferromagnetic metals with immunity to non-ferromagnetic metals. The scanner has three analysis modes that are selectable via the easy-to-use keypad. With options for detecting both ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic metal objects, the MRI Patient Scanner helps radiologists identify anything on or in the patient that should not be near the strong magnetic field area of an MRI suite. With the MRI Patient Scanner, non-ferrous objects are quickly detected to identify and reduce the risk of potential RF burn threats to a patient. See a demonstration of the MRI Patient Scanner in ETS-Lindgren’s Booth 4011.
Visitors to ETS-Lindgren's booth will also see a digital Magnetic Active Compensation System (MACS/D). Designed for urban MRI sites with frequent high-level interfering field levels, the MACS/D provides cost-effective, maintenance-free high-performance attenuation of dynamic environmental magnetic fields for MRI sites. The MACS/D system incorporates patented ACR technology, which provides higher compensation at the magnet’s isocenter than other active compensation systems, with effective attenuation factors in the isocenter of up to 350 versus 40 or fewer attainable by competing systems. Additionally, the MACS/D’s high-efficiency, low-dissipation coil-driver amplifier ensures long-term system reliability.
One of ETS-Lindgren’s latest developments, Clear Shield S-Glass provides a privacy option integrated into a high-performance RF window. S-Glass utilizes Liquid Crystal (LC) technology within the window to provide a dynamic privacy option. DMX controllers provide the ability to switch from clear to opaque or select the desired level of opaqueness, eliminating the need to clean and maintain cumbersome blinds. Experience this LC technology, available on all ETS-Lindgren ClearShield Windows and Door Windows, in Booth 4011.
ETS-Lindgren appreciates the importance of a calming environment for MRI patient care, as well as the need to prevent adverse RF interference. With ETS-Lindgren's Med-Vizion ZXR LED Down Lighting, technologists can adjust the lighting level of an MRI suite with convenient dimmers. On display in Booth 4011, this high-performance, light-emitting diode down light has no UV, IR, or RF emissions and features engineered heat displacement, which prevents premature LED failure. Without filaments, the LEDs are unaffected by magnetic fields. In addition, Med-Vizion ZXR LED Down Lighting produces the equivalent of a 175-watt incandescent light using only 32 watts of power, ensuring energy cost savings and a long life.
Did you know ETS-Lindgren offers service and maintenance programs to protect your RF shielding investment and minimize downtime in your MRI suite? Speak with our specialists during RSNA 2021 to hear about the customized programs we offer to fit your schedule and specific product needs. And be sure to ask about our engineering services, such as site planning and site surveys for electromagnetic interference (EMI), acoustic, and vibration analyses.
Stop by our Exhibit Booth 4011 at RSNA 2021 to learn about our new products, maintenance and service programs, educational offerings, and more! Rest assured that ETS-Lindgren will provide continued support through its six manufacturing factories and team of more than 750 employees worldwide. With ETS-Lindgren’s expertise gained by over 50,000 global RF Shielded installations, you’ll soon see why Your Image Is Safe With Us™.
For assistance with your MRI shielding, service, or consulting needs, view our Full Line MRI Brochure, our Top10 Considerations for MRI Suite Planning, call us at 512-531-6400, or send an email to email@example.com. For more information on RSNA 2021 held in person in Chicago as well as virtually, click here.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of systems and components that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company’s products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Follow ETS-Lindgren on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.
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