Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. has announced that its WT-A533 UHF RFID Linen Tag has been tested by world renowned MRI test facility Magnetic Resonance Safety Testing Services (MRSTS) which confirmed that the Fujitsu WT-A53x family of UHF RFID Linen Tags, as well as the WT-A52x family of UHF RFID Linen Tags, are acceptable to use in association with all types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems operating at 1.5- and 3-Tesla.
Using state-of-the-art MRI testing facilities, MRSTS was able to characterize both the effects of worst-case MRI exposures, as well as possible MRI-related issues (magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts) using its sophisticated techniques. Based on the results, MRSTS recommended the labeling MR Conditional at 1.5- and 3.0-Tesla MRI. Notably, this is the highest rating that can be applied for an RFID device. The results of tests conducted on the RFID Line Tags have been posted on the MRI safety resource website www.mrisafety.com.
The Fujitsu WT-A533 RFID Linen Tags are used worldwide in a multitude of applications, including health care garments, scrubs and flat lines. The rugged WT-A533 Linen tag is designed for industrial laundry applications and able to survive hundreds of washings under very harsh washing conditions. Confirmation by independent testing performed by MRSTS expands the product’s usability to include sheets and gowns that are actually present inside of the MRI equipment.