There are two main issues that come to mind when considering placing a camera in a MRI Room.
- Eliminating the risk of the camera or its mounting hardware becoming a flying projectile due to the immense magnetic fields found during the operation of the scanner.
- Insuring the camera will adequately function during operation of the MRI, again due to the strong field.
Failure in #2 might entail a sizable monetary loss, but #1 could obviously be far worse.
Things like pocketknives and pens and even steel cylinders have been known to fly across the room, sometimes with deadly consequences. The safety officer of the hospital will be an important ally into sourcing
There are specialized, and no doubt very expensive, cameras designed for this purpose, like this one, which normally handles 3 tesla, though others can be specified up to 7 tesla. You need to inquire what strength the superconducting magnet coil generates to shop these. The safety officer of the hospital will be an important ally in sourcing the proper gear here.
If this were simply a theoretical discussion, I have various thoughts on what *might* work to meet #1 and #2, but I don't feel qualified to say much more than I have already have, so let us know how it goes!
I'm going to assume that the location of the camera currently in use is in the "other" room where the nursing tech is managing the MRI?
Maybe this link will help. http://www.ets-lindgren.com/4340
Thanks for the info.
It is to be located where the patient would be.
I am going to contact the MFG. of the system for their requirements.
IPVMU Certified | 08/30/15 04:59pm
We are actively installing cameras in the hospital MRI and Nuc-Med rooms. Not much to worry about as long as everything is plastic. We have not had any issues in making good pictures for the operating technician - both standard NTSC cameras and now Hi-Res cameras. We are generally looking across the room - into the "donut." Sometimes from both directions. If you are installing after the magnet is in the room, be sure to work with with the staff - no metal tools. They generally have a supply of non-ferrous tools they may let you use.
IPVMU Certified | 08/30/15 11:42pm
As I recall, the first one was traditional analog, but we were already using cat5 with baluns. We seldom use coax at all anymore, no matter what the system.