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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition): Level 2 MR Personnel
Released: April 22, 2020 Expires: March 31, 2025 CE credits: 3.0 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
18695

This program reviews fundamental MRI safety information and meets the annual training recommendations from the American College of Radiology. Importantly, MRI facilities must now comply with the revised requirements for diagnostic imaging from The Joint Commission and document that MRI technologists participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment. Notably, Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel covers each MRI safety topic specified by The Joint Commission, as well as many additional subjects that will expand the knowledge-base of healthcare professionals involved with MRI technology.

With 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition), Level 2 MR Personnel is a 2 hour and 45 minute program that is divided into three different sections.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the safety issues related to MRI.
  • Describe the bioeffects associated with the static magnetic field, time-varying magnetic fields, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Present guidelines that prevent projectile-related accidents.
  • Describe polices that avoid issues related to acoustic noise.
  • Review procedures that prevent burns associated with MRI.
  • Explain and demonstrate appropriate pre-MRI screening procedures.
  • Identify techniques to manage patients with claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress.
  • Describe guidelines to handle medical emergencies in the MRI setting.
  • Understand the safety considerations for gadolinium-based contrast agents.

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* Basic MRI Safety Training (4th Edition): Level 1 MR Personnel
Released: May 03, 2023 Expires: May 31, 2026 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
19392

Individuals entering the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment, whether on a regular or infrequent basis, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the protection of patients, and the security of other facility staff members. This program, Basic MRI Safety Training, Level 1 MR Personnel accomplishes the initial training that is necessary to ensure safety in the unique setting associated with the MRI system. It includes information pertaining to MRI technology, describes common hazards and unique dangers associated with the MRI setting, and presents vital recommendations and guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries. Importantly, this program provides the fundamental MRI safety information for Level I MR Personnel recommended by the American College of Radiology and may be utilized by individuals preparing for safety training as Level 2 MR Personnel.

With more than 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the hazards associated with MRI
  • Understand the screening process
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries

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* Introduction To MRI Safety - Updated Edition
Released: April 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2024 CE credits: 0 Cost: $15.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16661

This program provides an overview of MRI safety information that is intended for non-clinical staff members who regularly work in the MRI environment or who may occasionally work in this area as part of their responsibilities. Anyone who enters the MRI environment, even infrequently, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the safety of patients, and other facility staff members

After completion of a short online exam, with a passing score of 70% or higher, this program provides a Statement of Participation.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creater of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the certain hazards associated with MRI technology
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries related to ferromagnetic objects

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Clinical Applications of MR Imaging in Stereotactic Localization Radiosurgery Procedures
Released: January 02, 2024 Expires: January 31, 2027 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jenny WU, MD | Glen Stevens, DO, PhD
20343
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are essential for enhancing the quality of MRI scans to make it easier for radiologists to identify pathology. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend limiting patient exposure to gadolinium where possible.

One technique for reducing this exposure is to use a high relaxivity GBCA that can be administered at a lower dose than a conventional GBCA, without any impact on image quality. GBCA selection for interventional procedures such as radiosurgery is one such example, where the selection of a GBCA can play a role in patient management and outcomes.

In this program, an experienced neuroradiologist and neuro oncologist will present their clinical experiences with the use of stereotactic localization radiosurgery, following the administration of a high relaxivity GBCA. Through case study examples, the clinical impact of contrast selection will be demonstrated. Following the presentation, questions from the audience will be addressed during a live Q&A.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases and the role of pre-operative localization MRI exams for stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Outline the differences between gadopiclenol and other group II gadolinium-based contrast agents.
  • Discuss the use of gadopiclenol in specific case-based scenarios for stereotactic localization exams and its impact on patient management.

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Guerbet.

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CT Power Injection Challenges | PICC Line Malposition
Released: January 02, 2024 Expires: January 31, 2027 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Applied Radiology
20194
This CE accredited program provides an educational resource that addresses current and future iodinated contrast media shortages and its clinical impact.

Although power injectable peripherally inserted catheters (PICC) are deemed to be relatively safe for use with CT power injectors, there have been reports of PICC tip malposition as a result of higher flow rates and the pressure required to properly administer iodinated IV contrast during CT procedures. Any malpositioning of a PICC can pose a risk to patients, including catheter failure, thrombosis, phlebitis, arrhythmia, and pain.

In this CE accredited Expert Forum Webinar, Dr. John Schmitz, an Assistant Professor of Radiology and his colleague, Ms. Nicole Jensen, a Radiology Nurse Manager discuss an effective approach to managing PICC tip malposition following the delivery of IV contrast when using a CT power injector and a power-injectable PICC.

In addition, they will share best practices, which include obtaining a pre-injection and post-injection topogram to ensure the PICC catheter position prior to, and following the contrast injection and the value of using a rapid saline flush to reposition the catheter tip.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Implement a protocol for obtaining the Power Injectable PICC tip position prior to, and following a contrast-enhanced CT
  • Implement a protocol to manage a Power Injectable PICC tip malposition occurrence following power injection to minimize any risk to patients.

This program has been sponsored by Bayer Healthcare.

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MRI Safety Considerations for Implants and Devices
Released: February 01, 2023 Expires: February 28, 2026 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
20168

This accredited program provides a comprehensive overview of MRI safety considerations for passive / active implants, and devices.

When considering patient safety during MR imaging, it is critical to assess the patient’s history and have a clear understanding of any passive and or active implants and/or devices. The ACR Manual on MR Safety states that the Radiologist is responsible for the safety of the patient undergoing the MRI Exam. They are also responsible for implementing MR Safety policies and procedures and ensuring that the facilities’ personnel adhere to them at all time. Regarding implants and devices, regular reviews and updates to the MRI safety policy should be completed.

With more than 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present this important MRI Safety information designed for MRI Imaging professionals.

Educational Objectives

  • Name and describe the current labeling terminology for implants & devices.
  • Safely image patients with passive and active, MR Conditional implants and devices.
  • Establish a comprehensive MRI Safety protocol for imaging implants & devices.

Program support provided by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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MRI Safety Considerations For The Radiologist
Released: February 16, 2023 Expires: February 28, 2026 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT | Kristan Harrington, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR), ARRT, MRSO
20189

This accredited program provides a comprehensive overview of MRI safety including the radiologist's responsibilities and liabilities, MRI staff education and patient safety. It is designed specifically for practicing radiologists, fellows, residents, and healthcare professionals who oversee MRI services and will provide practical guidance from two respected MRI safety educators who present information on accepted safety standards of care based on the 2020 ACR Manual on MR Safety, the 2021 FDA Guidance Document, and a review of the literature.

Program Considerations: It is critical to have established MRI safety protocols and to have a clear understanding of the basics of MRI Safety. The ACR Manual on MR Safety states that the Radiologist is responsible for the safety of the patient undergoing the MRI Exam. They are also responsible for implementing MR Safety policies and procedures and ensuring that the facilities’ personnel adhere to them at all time. These MRI safety policies should be reviewed and updated annually in order to prevent patient injury.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the difference between Level 1 & Level 2 MR personnel.
  • Differentiate and identify the ACR-designated Safety Zones.
  • Implement safety considerations for the static magnetic field, time-varying gradient magnetic fields, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Employ procedures and protocols to prevent RF-related burns and methods to manage SAR levels.
  • Manage acute and chronic gadolinium-based contrast agent adverse events.

Program support provided by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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