Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI is a test that utilizes strong magnetic fields and radio waves to capture detailed images of the body’s internal organs. This aids in diagnosing disease, damage, or injury which is not outwardly visible. The magnetic resonance imaging machine has a magnet that exerts magnetic force of up to 60,000 times the strength of the Earth's magnetic field. This can cause serious accidents in the MRI room if any magnetic object enters the MRI environment. MRI metal detectors are used to prevent such accidents from occurring. These MRI metal detectors check and raise an audio and visual alarms if any magnetic substance enters the MRI room. Magnetic substances can be in the form of medical gas cylinders, chairs, medical implants in the body, or other metal objects, which could turn into lethal projectile with life-threatening force. These metal detectors serve as screening equipment for people entering the MRI room, thus avoiding scenarios causing time consuming delays, grievous injuries, and damage to expensive equipment.
Improvement in medical technologies, increase in sophistication, and accessibility of MRI scans have in turn given a boost to the global MRI metal detector market. Rise in the use of MRI machines, in the last decade, has increased demand for MRI metal detectors. MRI metal detectors enhance safety within the MRI environment. Differentiating between safe and unsafe items is challenging for employees in MRI rooms. There are instances when reporting of metallic objects by the patient is unreliable or inaccurate, in such cases these detectors help identify metallic objects and provide data to employees allowing them to make safe decisions and enhance the comprehensive Magnetic Resonance Imaging safety protocols augmenting the comprehensive Magnetic Resonance Imaging safety protocols. These detectors help discover any inconsistencies between paper screening and facts. Rapid innovation and growing inclination to avoid accidents due to metallic objects turning into projectile missiles in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging environment is creating new opportunities for enhanced MRI Metal Detectors to enter the MRI metal detector market. However, these detectors can sometimes give out erroneous alarms and immaterial warnings. MRI metal detectors can also be sometimes lethal for people with foreign object or active implanted devices such as rod, pacemaker, or lodged pellets in their body.
The global MRI metal detector market can be segmented based on product type, end-user, and region. In terms of product type, the global MRI metal detector market can be segmented into handheld MRI metal detector, wall-mounted MRI metal detector, mobile MRI metal detector, and floor mounted MRI metal detector. The wall mounted metal detector is mounted on a wall and immovable. Handheld and mobile MRI metal detectors are movable, while the floor mounted MRI metal detector is stationary and can be free standing. In terms of end user, the global MRI metal detector market can be segmented into hospital, laboratories, and other health care institutions.
In terms of region, the MRI metal detector market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Japan in the Asia Pacific region is estimated by far to lead the global MRI Metal Detector Market as it has the highest per capita MRI scanners, followed by North America.
Key players operating in the global MRI metal detector market are C.E.I.A. S.p.A.., ETS-Lindgren, Fujidenolo CO., LTD, ITEL Telecomunicazioni S.r.l., Magmedix Inc., MEDNOVUS INC Kopp Development Inc, Metrasens, and Biodex.
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