The Ferroguard® Beacon from ETS-Lindgren is the latest addition to its MRI safety detection technology. The innovative Ferroguard™ Beacon provides advanced visual warning of the presence of harmful ferrous material. Using incremental, multi-colored warning lights, it minimizes the need for the activation of an audible alarm by providing visual notification. This new device is an add-on to ETS-Lindgren’s Ferroguard® Mobile, a pass-through ferrous metal detection system. Together, these devices provide a complete visual and audio diagnostic tool for assessing the safety of equipment and personnel operating near an MRI unit. A ferromagnetic object taken into the magnet’s stray field can be pulled into the magnet core at high speed, causing serious injury, damage, and downtime. This phenomenon is known as the “projectile effect.” The Ferromagnetic Detection System improves the safety of patients and medical personnel by setting off an alarm when it detects a ferromagnetic object near the entrance to the MRI suite.Serious incidents involving the “projectile effect” have been reported by numerous medical institutions in the U.S. Many tragedies have been documented involving such objects as gas cylinders, chairs, respirators, IV poles, and small objects. Such occurrences can result in the loss of imaging time because of repairs, and/or injury to patients and staff. This detection system can be used in a variety of applications most notably hospitals, clinics, and research labs. Find more product information at the ETS-Lindgenwebsite.