GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL, May 27, 2008- ETS-Lindgren is pleased to release its newest white paper, “Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Structural Vibration Effects on MRI Site Construction and Installation Requirements,” written by Joel Kellogg, ETS-Lindgren's Manager of Technical Engineering and Consulting.
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and structural vibrations can impact the diagnostic performance of imaging equipment. MRIs, for example, are susceptible to EMI and structural vibrations and these disturbances can impact the quality of clinical images or data collected for spectroscopy, functional MR, and other MR diagnostics.
The white paper educates the medical community on how to define and identify EMI and structural vibrations. It also discusses the potential problems that arise within an enclosure or with an MRI when these obstacles are present. It concludes with solutions to address both types of interference issues. The white paper is based upon ETS-Lindgren's expert technicians who not only diagnose the problems and what is causing them, but also are often onsite during MRI installations and use advanced solution techniques to correct the problems.
“ETS-Lindgren employs the latest data acquisition technology to ensure accurate, reliable, and repeatable measurements, along with customizable software that adds flexibility and scalability to the needs of growing and ever-changing markets and technology,” says Joel Kellogg. “In addition, our data acquisition equipment meets and exceeds the required resolutions and parameters for data collection and analysis. This gives customers confidence that the necessary data is collected for site assessment to avoid costly construction time delays and inconveniences, in addition to possibly recollecting site data.”
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of MRI shielding systems and offers worldwide service and support. With extensive capabilities in MRI shielding, ETS-Lindgren can assist with project engineering, installation, and testing. Using reliable construction methods such as copper shielding, integrated RF/magnetic shielding and silicon-based construction, ETS-Lindgren MRI shielding systems ensure long-term image quality.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.