ConRad Thermal Blankets
MRI-SAFE | ConRad Thermal Blanket
MRI-SAFE | ConRad Thermal Blanket
Stop Heat Loss & MRI-Safe
This ConRad Thermal Blanket is designed exclusively for use in MRI.
The only warming device proven effective in Veterinary MRI and MRI Safe.
Clinically proven effective solution to patient heat loss and proven safety.
Acts as a barrier to all 3 mechanisms of Heat Loss
*Also sold as a complete set: ConRad Thermal MRI-Safe Complete Set
*See also the General Use ConRad Thermal Blanket for non-MRI use: General Use ConRad Thermal Blanket
- Specifically designed for MRI
- No MRI signal loss
- No RF interference
- Proven to be MRI Safe by an International MRI testing laboratory – See Technical Details for test results
- Proven effective by clinical studies – See Technical Details for test results
- Clinically effective when used as designed
- Shorter anesthesia recovery times
- Simple to use
- Small, Medium and Large sizes
- Tested for thermal resistance to be equivalent to an Extreme Cold Weather Polar Suit – See Technical Details for test results
- Small (20" x 28") - Cats and small dogs
- Medium (24" x 34") - Medium dogs, large dogs
- Large (28" x 41") - Large dogs, goats, sheep
Rigorous Testing of the MRI-Safe ConRad® Thermal Blanket Assures Safety and Image Clarity
Each of the three components of the MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blankets, the fluid impermeable outer shell, the inner heat insulative layer and the heat trapping layer have undergone rigorous specifications testing. The MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blanket as a whole has undergone rigorous ASTM testing for thermal resistance (ASTM D 1518). It has been proven to have the thermal resistance equivalent to that of an extreme cold weather polar suit"
No MRI Signal Loss
MRI signal testing performed in four (4) different blanket configurations without signal loss.
Clinically Tested to Maintain Body Temperature
The MRI-Safe ConRad Thermal Blanket has been tested extensively under clinical conditions at a busy Veterinary MRI center and was shown to maintain normothermia.
ConRad Thermal Blanket MRI Signal Testing:
The MRI-Safe ConRad Blanket was subjected to MRI signal testing in a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner by an MRI technologist with the following credentials: ARRT, RT, R, MR. There was no noted MRI signal loss with the ConRad Thermal Blanket in any position with relation to the phantom and the MRI coil.
Sequence 1 – No Blanket
Phantom and coil only, the Blanket is not within the MRI.
Sequence 2 – Blanket Over
The Blanket is over the top of the phantom and coil.
Sequence 3 – Blanket Outside
The Blanket wrapped completely around the phantom and the coil.
Sequence 4 – Blanket inside
Blanket wrapped around the phantom inside of the coil.
Each of the MRI images below were obtained using the MRI-Safe ConRad Thermal Blanket during the procedure with no signal loss.
Clinical testing on warming effectiveness:
Two veterinary MRI centers evaluated the MRI Safe ConRad® Thermal Blankets and each provided data on 10 cases which was averaged according to:
- MRI scan time
- Patient temperature upon entering the MRI
- Patient temperature upon exiting the MRI
|MRI-Centers||Scan Time||Temp In||Temp Out|
|CENTER A||80.6 min||38.23 °C||38.12 °C|
|CENTER B||78.1 min||37.68 °C||37.61 °C|
Download the complete MRI Safety Testing Information here.
Download the complete MRI-Safe Results Summary here.
ASTM Testing for MRI Safe - ConRad® Thermal Blanket
"Each of the three components of the MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blankets, the fluid impermeable outer shell, the inner heat insulative layer and the heat trapping layer have undergone rigorous specifications testing. The MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blanket as a whole has undergone rigorous ASTM testing for thermal resistance (ASTM D 1518). It has been proven to have the thermal resistance equivalent to that of an extreme cold weather polar suit"
Place the patient on a solid surface warming pad and cover with a fleece blanket and the MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blanket during induction of anesthesia.
Keep the patient on the warming pad and covered with the MRI ConRad Thermal Blanket as much as possible while applying patient monitors.
Keep the patient covered with a fleece blanket and the MRI Safe ConRad Thermal Blanket while moving the patient to the MRI scanner.
Once at the MRI scanner, circumferentially wrap the patient with a regular fleece blanket and the MRI Safe ConRad Thermal Blanket so that it covers the entire body during the scan.
Make certain that an insulating layer, such as a regular blanket or another MRI ConRad Thermal Blanket, is underneath and between the patient and the cold underlying MRI surface.
The MRI ConRad Thermal Blanket may be cleaned with soap and water or a germicidal solution.
How do ConRad Thermal Blankets to maintain a patient’s body temperature?
The MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blanket’s internal components provide a barrier to the 3 mechanisms of heat loss; Convection, Conduction and Radiation. The internal layers have heat trapping and heat insulative properties which prevent patient heat loss. It has the thermal resistance of an Extreme Cold Weather Polar Suit. (See Technical Details for Vartest Results)
Do the ConRad Thermal Blankets have electrical components?
No. That is what makes them so easy to use.
Are the ConRad Thermal Blankets durable?
Yes. They are made of the same material that is used for US Navy gunnery target balloons.
How do I clean the ConRad Thermal Blankets?
They can be cleaned with soap and water or the germicidal spray that use for your OR table.
How do I use the MRI ConRad Thermal Blankets?
The patient is circumferentially wrapped with the MRI Safe - ConRad Thermal Blanket as described in the Instructions and placed in the MRI scanner.
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