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MRI Safety Workshop
MRI Safety Images
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (EDT)
          Including scheduled breaks, plus a 1-hour lunch break
Location: Online
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This MRI Safety Workshop is an 8-hour educational webinar delivered online; providing the participant with an opportunity to learn through ‘live’ online presentations delivered by Bill Faulkner and Kristan Harrington and is supported by interactive Q & A sessions. Additionally, all lecture materials will be provided to the attendees.
Over the past three decades, MRI has become a major diagnostic imaging tool. Advancements in the technology have resulted in faster imaging sequences and clinical systems with field strengths up to 7 Tesla. Along with the increase in MRI utilization, the number of reported safety incidents has increased significantly. Focusing on MR Safety, accrediting entities such the ACR and The Joint Commission, require that MRI facilities be staffed with knowledgeable individuals who are regularly trained in best practices aimed at preventing safety-related incidents and injuries. This webinar delivers current information related to the important topic of patient screening including recommendations from the 2019 update of the ACRs guidance document on MR safe practices. MR Safety concerns related to the static field and the time-varying magnetic fields (gradient and RF) will be reviewed in order to provide the participate with information which can be helpful in risk-benefit assessments for both labeled and non-labeled, or unknown implants and/or devices.
Workshop Topics:
Screening and Patient Preparation Patient ScreeningNon-emergentEmergentNon-Patient Screening
Patient Dress Static Field Torque ForcesRotation Forces Lenz’s Forces Biological EffectsGradient (Time-Varying) Magnetic Field Current Induction Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) Acoustic NoiseBiologic EffectsRadio Frequency (RF) Field Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Specific Energy Dose (SED) Thermal InjuriesBiologic Effects
Patients with Implants and DevicesFDA LabelingConditions of UseRisk Assessment of Non-labeled Metallic Items
Educational Credits
With the MR Technologist, Imaging Administrator, Physicist and Radiologist in mind, the workshop is accredited for 8 Hours of Category A credits (through the ASRT) and 8 Category 1 AMA/PRA CME Credits™.
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the screening and preparation processes for both patients and non-patients
  • Discuss the effects of the static field forces on metallic items
  • Relate the effects of the time-varying gradient magnetic fields on metallic items and the patient
  • Define SAR and SED
  • Name specific steps taken to avoid thermal injuries in patients
  • State the labeling terminology used by the FDA regarding implants and devices
  • List common ‘conditions of use’ for implants and devices with MR safety labeling
  • Assess the MR safety risks to patients with metallic implants and/or foreign bodies
Target Audience
This program is designed for MR Technologists, Radiologists, and those individuals who are currently serving as their facility’s MRSO and/or MRMD, or those who are preparing to assume these responsibilities.
Tuition
Physicans $  425.00

Radiologic Technologists
Radiology Administrators
Other Healthcare Professionals
Residents

$  200.00

Additional Value:
At the completion of the workshop a 50% discount will be provided for a 1-year subscription to The Online Course for MRSOs-MRMDs.
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Refund Policy: Full refund up to 2 weeks prior to the program (less $25 admin fee). No refund after that.

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