MRI Medical Wheelchair Products
Traditional wheelchairs made of ferromagnetic materials are not safe to use in MRI rooms due to the risk of being drawn toward the magnetic field, potentially causing serious injury or death. This is where MRI wheelchairs come into play.
What Are MRI Wheelchairs?
MRI wheelchairs are specially designed for patients who need mobility assistance and require a visit to an MRI room. These wheelchairs are made of non-ferrous materials that are safe to use in MRI rooms, ensuring patient comfort and safety to and from the imaging process.
What Are the Types of MRI Wheelchairs?
There are various types of MRI wheelchairs available, each designed for specific purposes and patient needs. These include:
- Bariatric Wheelchairs: These wheelchairs provide comfort and safety for patients of size.
- Transfer Chairs: These wheelchairs have a design that allows for easy patient mobility, with features such as removable armrests and footrests to facilitate transfers onto the MRI table.
- Geri Chairs: These chairs are designed specifically for patients who are older or those with limited mobility. They provide enhanced comfort with features such as reclining backs and adjustable footrests.
- Non-Ferrous Wheelchairs: These wheelchairs are made of non-magnetic materials, such as aluminum or carbon fiber, ensuring compatibility with both the MRI machine and working with non-ferrous metal detection systems.
Why Use MRI Wheelchairs?
MRI wheelchairs not only ensure patient safety during transport but also improve the efficiency of MRI scans. With traditional wheelchairs, patients may need to be transferred onto a non-magnetic stretcher before entering an MRI room, which can be time-consuming and uncomfortable for the patient. Using an MRI wheelchair eliminates this step and allows for a seamless and comfortable imaging experience.
If you are looking for a safe and comfortable option for your patients, consider using an MRI wheelchair and making the imaging process smoother and more efficient for everyone involved. Get in touch with MRI Med to learn more about our MRI medical wheelchair options.