Portable Ferromagnetic Detector for the safety of patients and systems in MRI facilities

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European Congress of Radiology
Vienna - Austria
Jul 13 - 17, 2022
Exhibitor: CEIA S.p.A.

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  • PREVENTIVE DETECTION OF FERROMAGNETIC OR MAGNETIZED OBJECTS which can cause damage due to the attraction of the magnet in MRI rooms
  • Accurate localization at 360° by means of MULTI-ZONE ACOUSTIC AND OPTICAL ALARM SIGNALING
  • EXTREMELY DURABLE DESIGN including stainless steel and high impact reinforced plastics
  • UP TO 70,000 EVENTS CAN BE RECORDED locally (FIFO LOGGER) with traceability of the alarms, programming modifications and diagnostics
  • PROGRAMMING of operational parameters and DOWNLOADING OF DATA LOGGER by smartphone or portable PC
  • Built-in battery power supply with 26-HOUR BATTERY LIFE or with 24Vdc external adapter
  • Large number of CEIA MSD ferromagnetic detectors installed

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High sensitivity to ferromagnetic metals, ready to use, no installation required, one-piece and lightweight design, extremely durable and reliable

MSDH - detail

Ferromagnetic Detector Management App

Controls and indicators

  • ON/OFF push-button
  • 4-key keypad, for programming and status readout
  • Programming of operational parameters and downloading of data logger by smartphone or portable PC
  • Security: Password protected programming at User and Supervisor level
  • Multi-color status and alarm warning light
    • GREEN LIGHT: Normal operation, no alarm
    • YELLOW LIGHT: Detection of ferromagnetic object below alarm threshold
    • RED LIGHT: Detection of ferromagnetic object above alarm threshold: Full height alarm indication; Indication proportional to signal intensity; Alarm indication with 5 different localization zones; Full height alarm indication, followed by zonal signalling
    • RED BLINKING LIGHT: diagnostics alarm
    • BLUE LIGHT: Connecting BT device in progress
    • Alarm indication for target over the alarm threshold: Fixed tone; Tone proportional to signal intensity; Single pulse for pinpointing target
    • Alarm tone can be selected, continuous and intermittent
    • Self-diagnostics signal: intermittent tome
  • BT HEADSET (ACCESSORY): Copies all acoustic indications, with the addition of checking BT connection

Power supply

  • AC/DC external power adapter: 100 … 240 V~ , 47…63Hz, 40W
  • Embedded rechargeable battery
    • 16h typical / 17h max. of continuous operation with 3 h battery charge
    • 24h typical / 26h max. of continuous operation with 4.5 h battery charge

Detector environmental conditions

  • Working temperature: -10°C to +65°C
  • Storage temperature: -37°C to +70°C
  • Relative humidity: 0 to 95%, non-condensing


  • MSDH: 9,5 kg
  • Carrying case: 0,6 Kg
  • AC/DC adapter: 0,7 Kg
  • Installation kit: 0,3 kg
  • BT kit: 0,2 kg (includes battery charger)

MSD dimensions

  • Height: 1900 mm Width: 330 mm

Shipping information

  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 400 mm x 2000 mm x 480 mm
  • Weight: 24 Kg

Degree of protection

  • IP65 for indoor and outdoor use

Available accessories

  • EVO function activation - code 88918
  • BT audio function activation, headset and charger - code 88919
  • MSD-RRU Remote Relay Unit - code MSD-RRU
  • App CEIA FMD: the application allows monitoring of the device, adjustment of the settings and downloading of data logger. Available on Google Play Store. REQUIREMENTS: Android 7.0 or later, BT interface available
  • Solid Rubber feet - code 92799
  • MSD Demo Kit - Kit of demonstration objects, consisting of: BT headset; Hair pins; Hospital pager; Magnet; Medical scissors; Micro cell phone; Micro smartphone; Needle; Razor blades - code 89052
  • MSDH Maintenance Kit code 91541
  • Standing mat: self-adhesive mat with indication of position and rotation - code 94590

Certification and compliance

  • Safe for use for pacemakers and other medical implants
  • Compliant with the applicable electromagnetic Standards on Human Exposure and pacemaker safety
  • Compliant with and certified to the applicable International Standards for electrical safety and EMC