Why MRI Professionals Prefer MR-SPOT® Skin Markers for Localizing Areas of Concern
Markers designed for clinical use
Since locating and communicating a point of pain or palpable mass is critical, not being able to see the marker can be detrimental to image interpretation.
“Skin markers serve an important purpose in MRI: marking the anatomy so the doctors can see where there is a point of pain, a mass, or an area of interest. Without that marker, it can be hard to tell where something is hurting on an MRI. You really need to pinpoint it.” MRI Technologist, Hartford, CT.
Professional markers for a professional exam
Unlike common makeshift markers such as vitamin capsules and condiment packages, MR-SPOT skin markers were designed for clinical use. They provide a bright consistent image on all pulse sequences, allowing for unmistakable communication between patient, MRI technologist, and the interpreting radiologist regarding areas of concern. MR-SPOTs are constructed to stay intact throughout the scan despite the heat of the exam and the bodyweight of the patient.
Because MR-SPOT skin markers for MRI sit atop a self-adhesive label, they are easy to apply, saving time and reducing the likelihood of markers indenting or distorting pathology.
Intended for single patient use, MR-SPOT skin markers are also more hygienic than other methods used for localization in MRI.
One size does not fit all
MR-SPOT skin markers for imaging soft tissue masses or larger areas of concern are available in two styles and 4 different sizes so that you always have the right-sized tool for the exam.
Technologists can select the MR-SPOT marker that best suits each patient's needs.