[ RadSafe ] potentially combustible helium??????
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Jan 3 13:48:48 CST 2012
The chemistry education of everyone involved in the press release and
article should also be under investigation. I'd have spotted the
problem with this article in junior high school, or possibly grade
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Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:42 AM
To: 'radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu'
Subject: [ RadSafe ] potentially combustible helium??????
MRI safety training pays off in Pa.
By AuntMinnie.com staff writers
January 3, 2012
Officials at St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus in Easton, PA, are
crediting MRI safety training as the reason injuries and extensive
damage were avoided following a fire in an MRI suite at the facility.
A December 30
0,7840341.story> in the Morning Call newspaper noted that no one was
injured at St. Luke's, and damage was limited to smoke in the hallways.
An MRI technologist activated a system that demagnetized the unit and
allowed potentially combustible helium to exit the building through a
vent, according to the report. At that point, firefighters were able to
extinguish the fire.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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