Mednovus, Inc. has been working closely with Dr. Emanuel Kanal, the lead author of the ACR MR Safety Guidance Documents, for needs assessment, practical clinical implementation requirements, and formal testing.

On Dr. Kanal's recommendation, TARGET SCANNERS have been purchased for all the facilities (42 and counting) of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in the greater Pittsburgh area. This is from Dr. Kanal:

  I am most pleased with the sensitivity, portability, performance, and affordability of the TARGET SCANNER handheld ferromagnetic detector and will continue to use it as an integral part of my patient safety screening.

Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, FISMRM
Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We invite you to contact PROSCAN to learn what they have to say about the TARGET SCANNER, and why they chose to deploy ferromagnetic screening tools throughout their entire enterprise (20+ facilities).

Judith Turner, Vice President
PROSCAN Reading Services
Direct:  (513) 229-7115


  • I am most pleased with the sensitivity, portability, performance, and affordability of the TARGET SCANNER handheld ferromagnetic detector and will continue to use it as an integral part of my patient safety screening.  I love these!  (Prof. Emanuel Kanal, MD, and lead author of the ACR White Papers for MR Safety, with 42 TARGET SCANNERS at UPMC)

  • As the Lead Technologist here at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, I can say we have been very pleased with the TARGET SCANNER. We have been better able to serve our Soldiers and Defenders of the US who have had unfortunate traumatic events in the Middle East. Having this instrument has allowed us to proceed with MRI scans which would have been deferred to other modalities based on the radiographic evidence of metal. We have on many occasions used the TARGET SCANNER to make a determination on the safety of performing an exam. This product is a great asset to any MRI facility, and the amount of customer support from Mednovus has been remarkable. (Lead MR Technologist, formerly at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center/Gemany, and now at a major US Army Medical Hospital)

  • I will give the TARGET SCANNER the rave reviews it deserves. (Prominent West Coast University 'Top 10' Children's Hospital)

  • The TARGET SCANNER is worth its weight in gold; we use it on every single patient. (Major New York City Teaching Hospital - 20+ TARGET SCANNERS)

  • I'm very happy with our TARGET SCANNERS and think your customer service is totally exceptional... I appreciate our relationship. (World-renowned Medical Institution, Midwest US)
  • We received our TARGET SCANNER - and we love it! (Regional Medical Center, Alaska)

  • Thank you for doing such a wonderful job explaining your products and taking the time to make sure we understand how to use them. Everyone has been a pleasure to work with. (Kentucky Hospital)

  • We are delighted with the performance of the TARGET SCANNER. (US Government Research Hospital)

  • It was very nice speaking with you as you provided all the information needed to discuss with my Safety Committee. Thank you for taking the time to educate me about the TARGET SCANNER. (Pennsylvania Hospital, now with 7 TARGET SCANNERS)

  • We cannot do without our TARGET SCANNERS. :) (Southeastern Hospital)

  • Regarding: The TARGET SCANNER, You have a fine product. (An Esteemed Ethical 'Competitor' of Mednovus Selling Ferromagnetic Detection Systems)

  • I have been able to use your hand-held TARGET SCANNER before and liked it very much. I have now changed places of employment and would very much like to purchase a TARGET SCANNER for my new facility. (US Government VA Medical Center)

  • The quality of the TARGET SCANNER and the service are both excellent. (Midwest University Health System)

  • The TARGET SCANNER has been a big hit for the first week. As our efforts continue to provide the safest care possible, the TARGET SCANNER has already complemented our efforts. Our directive as of now is to acquire these for all of our Midwest location magnets. (Major Catholic Healthcare Organization - 16 more ordered)

  • I must say your company has the best customer service I’ve ever seen in this business, and I’ve been doing imaging since 1989! (Major Top Ranked Los Angeles University Medical Center)

  • We received the TARGET SCANNERS. They are installed and working great! (Midwest Hospital System)

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Serious MR Safety

FERRALERT™ MR Safety Systems conform with MRI ferromagnetic ONLY detection safety documents and
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