Press Release: a renowned MRI implant testing company, Shellock R&D Services Inc. confirms that our UHF Tag LT56 is certified for use with MRI technology

Tests were conducted by MRI safety expert, Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., President, Shellock R&D Services Inc. (www.magneticresonancesafetytesting.com) with the support of his Research Assistant, Božena Čulo. The tests were conducted at Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California (USC).

Using it’s state-of-the-art MRI facilities operating at 1.5- and 3-Tesla, Shellock R&D Services analyzed the ABG Systems LT56 UHF Textile Tag to assess the effects of MRI exposure, as well as possible MRI-related issues (magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts). Based on the results, Shellock R&D Services categorized the ABG Systems LT56 UHF Tag as “MR Conditional” at 1.5- and 3.0-Tesla MRI, and the maximum spatial gradient magnetic field of 4,000-gauss/cm (40-T/m)(extrapolated). Under the defined MRI scan conditions, ABG Systems Tag LT56 is expected to produce a maximum temperature https://www.abgsys.com/portfolio/tag/ rise of 1.6°C after 15 minutes of continuous scanning (i.e., per pulse sequence). During non-clinical testing, the image artifact caused by ABG Systems Tag LT56, RFid Tag for Textiles in Hospitals extends approximately 5-mm from this device when imaged using a gradient echo pulse sequence and a 3-Tesla MR system. This is an extremely high rating for an RFid device.

The positive test results will be posted on the international MRI safety resource website, http://www.mrisafety.com. The LT56 ABG Systems Tag is designed for industrial laundry applications and can endure harsh washing conditions for thousands of cycles. Independent testing performed by Shellock R&D Services confirms that the tags are safe for use in sheets, gowns and scrubs in the MR environment.


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