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Friday's Ask the Experts: MRI floor care

June 08, 2012
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Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What is the MRI floor care cleaning process? How are the floors being stripped and resealed? With what type of equipment?

The answer:

As you are well aware, anything magnetic metal (iron, steel) showing up in the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) room will be drawn into the heavily magnetized exam machine with disastrous results that can include personal injury and as well as expensive equipment damage. Before the machine was first turned on, the floor should have been finished with several coats of a quality product. Since you can’t use a rotary or any other motorized floor machine in the room after the unit is energized, you will have to rely on dust and damp mopping for daily maintenance. You probably already have ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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