Metrasens is set to install its Ferroguard ferromagnetic detection system at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's (UCLH) new 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility.

The detection system aids scientists and clinicians with detailed, high definition images of tissue structures and allows them to work together on translational research projects.

The new scanner will be shared jointly by research and clinical teams to present additional challenges for protecting the imaging equipment investment and managing patient safety.

The Ferroguard detection system provides additional security for staff, patients and protection for the scanner room itself from hazardous ferromagnetic objects.

Metrasens CEO Simon Goodyear said the fact that these institutes have recognised the importance of ferromagnetic detection as an integral part of this new facility is testament to increase awareness by imaging centres of the need to invest in superior safety technology to protect their patients, staff and imaging technology investment.