A Study on the Measurement of Bacterial Contamination of MRI Examination Equipment and Disinfection Conditions

자기공명영상검사장비의 세균오염도 측정 및 소독에 관한 연구

  • 정성운 (한서대학교 보건의료학과) ;
  • 임청환 (한서대학교 보건의료학과) ;
  • 유인규 (한서대학교 보건의료학과)
  • Received : 2013.12.01
  • Accepted : 2013.12.20
  • Published : 2013.12.28


In radiology department, where patients with a variety of diseases receive their tests, there is a large possibility of cross contamination of nosocomial infection. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests take particularly more time than other tests do, which increases the possibility of being exposed to cross contamination. Therefore, this research examines the status of MRI equipment sterilization and investigates the bacterial distribution on head coils, which have the most frequent contact with patients, patient fixation blocks, and bores, which are confined spaces. The status of MRI equipment disinfection was examined by a survey targeting 150 employees, and the distribution of bacteria was measured in ten medical facilities. The result of bacterial distribution tests on MRI equipment showed various bacteria, including Staphylococcus, Acinetobacter, Sphingomona, Pantoea agglomeranss, Micrococcus, Bacillus, Saprophyticus, Brevundimona, and Myroidesspecies. The result of examining the stat us of MRI room disinfection showed that the disinfections of the head coil, block, and bore were implemented well, and the largest proportion was carried out once a day in the morning. The time and implementation of disinfection by the disinfection manager showed that they were implemented well when the manager was the MRI room examiner. The disinfection after examining a patient using an appropriate disinfectant is mandatory to prevent cross contamination.


Supported by : 한서대학교


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