Covidien enhances MRidium infusion pump

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Medical device manufacturer Covidien announced the availability of software enhancements for its MRidium MRI infusion system, a non-magnetic IV infusion pump. The additional features are designed to help operators administer intravenous medication more efficiently, the company said.

In the latest version of software, the MRidium MRI Infusion system includes a library of drugs commonly initiated in the MRI suite, along with an integrated dose rate calculator to aid in accurate and efficient dispensing of medication.

The new feature capabilities include:

  • Provides the ability to deliver a bolus in the drug-calculator mode, while the pump is running;
  • Allows delivery of drugs in volumes of less than 1 ml;
  • Allows drugs to be administered in volume-over-time mode.

In addition, Covidien said the MRidium Infusion System now features a wireless remote control that enables medical professionals to operate the system from the MRI control room.