MRI Scanning by Remote Control.
Finn J, Saleh R, Thesen S, Ruehm S, Child J, Lee M, Grinstead J, Laub G
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Remote control (RC) MRI scanning was implemented at our institution to address the very real problem of coordinating complex cardiovascular studies with limited available physicians and technologists. Because of our geographically distributed scanner base, and the unpredictable nature of in-patient requests for scans, we often have complex studies scheduled in close temporal proximity, but in widely separate physical locations. Our results indicate that MRI scanning by remote control is entirely feasible and, within the context described, can produce results at least as good as can local control.