MSAH (Master of Science in Allied Health)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Ester L. Verhovsek-Hughes
Randy L. Byington, Susan B. Epps
Magnetic resonance imaging is a major advancement in the diagnostic imaging field. Most patients can tolerate an MRI however, there are some who are unable to complete a lengthy scan while lying completely still without sedatives or anesthesia. Non-MRI healthcare providers are trained to use equipment that is “unsafe” in the MRI suite due to the strong magnetic field. Staff who are not fully knowledgeable and trained in MRI safety measures can endanger staff and patients.
The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge level of non-MRI healthcare providers regarding safety risks associated with MRI and to determine their level of satisfaction regarding the MRI safety training they received. This study concluded that non-MRI healthcare providers are knowledgeable about most of the safety hazards. They are satisfied with annual training but would like more in-depth material added to their current learning modules.
Thesis - Withheld
Houser, Tiffany, "Assessment of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety: Allied Health Professional Clinical Competence" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3549. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3549
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