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Evaluation Of Knowledge, Awareness, And Attitude Of Mri Technologists Towards Mri Safety In Dhaka City Of Bangladesh

Mozammel Hossen, Sohel Rana, Tanzila Parvin, Sm Muraduzzaman, Dr. Mustaque Ahmed Jalali

Abstract :

Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is a way of obtaining detailed images of organs and tissues throughout the body without the need for x-rays or ionizing radiation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has a superior soft-tissue contrast compared to other radiological imaging modalities and its physiological and functional applications have led to a significant increase in MRI scans worldwide. Though an MRI examination causes no pain, and the electromagnetic fields produce no known tissue damage of any kind, the MR scanner may make loud tapping, knocking, or other noises at times during the procedure. The powerful magnetic field of the MR system can attract objects made from certain metals (i.e., known as ferromagnetic) and cause them to move suddenly and with great force. This can pose a possible risk to the patient or anyone in the object's flight path. Therefore, great care should be taken by healthcare professionals related with MRI.There are several safety issues to be considered by the radiologist, clinicians, MRI Technologist, nurses and medical physicists involving with MRI examination. The purpose of this study was to examine the awareness level of MRI technologist regarding MRI safety and to emphasize the level of knowledge and attitude towards MRI safety to prevent accidents in the MR environment.This is a preliminary descriptive study aimed to evaluate radiological technologist knowledge and performance towards radiation protection during hospital practice. Total of 50 MRI technologists working in various hospitals were participated in this study and data was collected through well-structured pretested self-administered questionnaire. Among 50 MRI technologists responded to this study, there were 96% male and 04% female where most of them (64%) were from age group 26-35 years. Regarding education level diploma holders were 54 % and Graduate holders were 46% and this study found some relations between level of education of participants and work expertise with their knowledge around necessity performance of periodical examination. But according to data analysis there was no significant relation between awareness of MRI safety, performance and work experience. A comprehensive MRI safety training is essential to protect patients and other healthcare workers from potential bio-effects and risks of the magnetic fields in an MRI suite.

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EVALUATION OF KNOWLEDGE, AWARENESS, AND ATTITUDE OF MRI TECHNOLOGISTS TOWARDS MRI SAFETY IN DHAKA CITY OF BANGLADESH, Mozammel Hossen, Sohel Rana, Tanzila Parvin, SM Muraduzzaman, Dr. Mustaque Ahmed Jalali, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE MEDICAL RESEARCH : Volume-5 | Issue-5 | May-2020

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