ETS-Lindgren's Safe IV Port (SIVP) is a cylindrical waveguide that provides safe and easy passage of intravenous (IV) lines into an MRI room, without compromising the RF shield. Designed exclusively for Auto-Seal II Shielded Doors, the SIVP allows infusion pumps and other medical equipment to safely remain outside of the MRI room, while remaining fully connected to the patient.
In the past, performing an MRI on a patient with IV lines was adverse for the MR environment. The IV lines would need to be disconnected from the patient and reconnected via other means, or force the facility to leave IV’s disconnected during the MRI scanning period.
Alternatively, to keep infusion pumps or medical equipment safely outside of the MR room, connected IV lines were passed through the MRI door. This option also posed serious problems, as the RF seal of the door was either breached or left in an open condition, leaving the MRI open to EMI (electromagnetic interference), thus causing poor image quality.
With the SIVP accessory installed, medical equipment can remain safely outside of the MR room, the RF shield remains in tact, and image quality is not compromised.
The SIVP is also easily operated. A simple 180o rotation of the handle fully opens the RF port. After the lines are placed through the waveguide, a rotation of the handle 180o in the opposite direction seals the RF port. The MRI door can now be closed to its RF operational condition. Removing the IV lines is a simple as installing them.
NOTE: The SIVP is a factory installed option available on new Auto-Seal II Doors only. For additional information regarding the Auto-Seal II door, please contact ETS-Lindgren or visit our website at www.ets-lindgren.com.