2018-09-06 / Local & State

FCMC Foundation Buys New Radiology Equipment

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Technicians April Hall, right, and Tracy Deneen demonstrate the Ferroguard Screener. Technicians April Hall, right, and Tracy Deneen demonstrate the Ferroguard Screener. Fulton County Medical Center Foundation has purchased a Ferroguard Screener for radiology. It is vital that no ferrous magnetic objects are taken into the MRI room. They can be highly dangerous projectile objects that can harm the patient or staff and cause damage to the expensive MRI equipment. Additionally, ferrous metal on a patient causes image distortion on their MRI scan resulting in wasted time and costly re-scans. The Ferroguard Screener is an asset in aiding the technician with finding smaller objects that the patient may have forgotten about like hearing aids, bobby pins, etc.

“This piece of equipment was made possible through our Annual Fund gifts – those who are members of the Green Hill Donors Club,” said Mike Straley, executive director of the FCMC Foundation.

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