Dual sensing Hand-Held Ferromagnetic Detector for patient screening prior to MRI scans


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  • Large search area for faster and accurate screening operations
  • Dual-tone and dual-color display for high precision pinpointing
  • Three modes of operation allow for high-performance ferrous only, detection around the head and body, or full metal detection around the whole body
  • Patient Safety - Mitigates the risk of an RF burn occurring in the scanner due to either Ferrous or Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Dual Sensing - Capable of separately screening for either ferrous metallic items or any type of metallic item
  • Audible, silent-vibration, and visual-magnitude alert settings
  • Visual signaling combined with the audio provide feedback on the location and position of the object under alarm
  • Personalize the interface, energy-saving mode, and sensitivity
  • Embedded Long Life Rechargeable Batteries are renewable energy and eliminate the Operation Cost of Alkaline Batteries

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The CEIA PD20CH is used for precise MRI Patient Screening of ferromagnetic materials and prostheses which are dangerous in MRI scans, that can be operated in Zone 1, 2, 3.


PD240CH - detail

Analysis mode selection

The only hand-held MRI patient screening device capable of separately detecting both ferrous and non-ferrous metallic items, the PD240CH Hand-held Patient Screener provides protection from both adverse magnetic field interaction and potential RF-induced metallic heating.

Designed as a safer and more convenient than similar alternatives, the lightweight portable patient screener has three analysis modes and a control interface that can be personalized to refine analysis capabilities based on specific patient needs.


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Power Supply

  • PD240CH: 2 x AA size Ni-MH, 2500mAh rechargeable batteries
  • HHDS-CH Docking Station: AC/DC adapter: 100-240V~, 50-60Hz, 200 mA

Control Panel

  • Optical and acoustic signalling modes
  • 3-Level Sensitivity selection
    • ALL METALS (magnetic and non-magnetic metals)
    • BODY (small magnetic metals)
    • HEAD (very small magnetic metals)

Detection and Operational Functions

  • Customizable via HHMD Configuration tool


  • Battery life (AA NiMH batteries 2500mAh)
    • ALL METALS > 50 hours
    • BODY > 20 hours
    • HEAD > 20 hours
  • Low battery indicator

Operating temperature

  • -35°F to 158°F

Storage temperature

  • -35°F to 176°F

Relative humidity

  • 0 to 98% (without condensation)


  • PD240CH 15.9” x 4.7” x 1.6”
  • HHDS-CH Docking Station 6.9” x 4.5” x 3.4”
  • Carry Bag 17” x 13.4” x 4.1”


  • PD240CH 1 lb (with battery)
  • HHDS-CH Docking Station 1.66 lbs (with power adapter)
  • Carry Bag 6.3 lbs (with equipment)


  • Conforms to the applicable international standards for safety, EMC and to the applicable CE regulations

Safety features

  • Manufactured in shock-resistant technical polymers

PD240CH detecting set

  • Hand-held Patient Screener
  • HHDS-CH desktop docking station
  • Detection Verification (Test Piece: part # 72131)
  • Discrimination Verification (Test Piece: part # 72132)
  • Instruction manual / Certificate of Calibration
  • Universal AC adapter
  • US, EU, UK, JP plugs
  • Extensible restraint cable
  • Carry bag

Options / Accessories

  • Patient screener configuration tool: setting up the Hand-held Patient Screener via USB PC-HHMD connecting cable and GUI application software: part # 63537

Analysis mode selection

    • High sensitivity to all types of metals (implanted medical devices, prostheses, metal splinters)
  • BODY
    • High sensitivity to small ferromagnetic metals (ferromagnetic fragments, surgical instruments)
    • Insensitive to large non-magnetic metal items (large prostheses)
  • HEAD
    • High sensitivity to very small ferromagnetic metals (small ferromagnetic fragments)
    • Insensitive to medium size non-magnetic metal items (non-ferromagnetic dental implants, small prostheses)



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CE Certificate
Human Exposure Certificate