Current advice on IOFBs
Current practice regarding continuing a scan where an IOFB has been identified during MRI
BAMRR acknowledges that it may be current practice in some hospitals in the UK for continuation of MRI scan after IOFB has been identified. Where MRI units choose to continue with MRI once an IOFB had been identified, this will have been agreed locally. Each department should have their own policies and procedures for staff to follow.
BAMRR advise that if you looking to setup or change your IOFB pathway, involvement from your MRI Safety Expert and MRI Lead is essential.
UK IOFB Courses
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Course title: Requesting & Interpreting IOFBS Prior to MRI Scans
- This one day course aims to provide Radiographers with the knowledge to request and interpret IOFB radiographs prior to an MRI scan.The course features lectures from a variety of specialists across the radiology team.This course is ideal for both staff that already request IOFB radiographs as an update and those who do not request these currently but have an identified need for such a competency.
- For enquiries or to book a place please contact – CourseEnquiries@sth.nhs.uk
University of Edinburgh
- Course title: IOFB Review
- Online education for MR trained radiographers, designed to enable you to establish a programme & protocols for radiographer review of orbital radiographs for metallic intra-orbital foreign bodies (IOFBs); also to develop competency in metallic IOFB identification on orbital radiographs. The aim aim and learning outcomes are to enhance the MR radiographer role through education, such that patients undergo MR scanning safely, while MR work flows are streamlined.
- For enquiries or to book a place please contact – email@example.com
University of Bristol
- Course title: Study Day: Intra Orbital Foreign Body (IOFB) Reporting for Radiographers
- This one day course is delivered by an experienced teaching team and accredited by the College of Radiographers, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Now scheme, this Intra-Orbital Foreign Body (IOFB) Reporting study day aims to enhance imaging service provision by equipping you with the skills required to interpret orbital x-rays as part of the MRI screening process.
- For enquiries or to book a place please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org