Dr. Eugene Redmond Jr. who is a retired Yale University, (USA), professor in the faculty of medicine, said the MRI facility at the world renowned St.Kitts Biomedical Research Institute operates with the highest international standards and best practices.
Dr. Redmond in a statement said “Most research facilities and medical schools in the United States allow magnetic resonance imaging of both humans and animals on the same equipment using strict protocols for cleaning and sterilizing all exposed surfaces between such uses just as operating rooms are thoroughly cleaned and resterilized between uses.”
Dr. Redman added further- “The machine at St. Kitts Biomedical MRI (SKBMRI) was designed for human use and the protocol for transitioning from monkeys or humans matches the requirements at Yale University and other medical schools in the U.S. where this is done on a regular basis. The patient reception area and the machine are isolated from the main portion of the research facility. Dual use for research makes the equipment available for human clinical use and reduces the high cost of magnetic resonance imaging for patients by 50% or more while maintaining the highest quality scanning and patient service.”
Minister of Health in St. Kitts & Nevis, Eugene Hamilton defends the facility by reminding that patients from 16 countries around the world use the facility because of the superior service