MR education

San Francisco, Bay Area, USA - "MR Safety Expert" (MRSE)

 
Date of next seminar: 8-10 February 2018
 
Please register with registration form below at: seminar@mrcomp.com 
 
MR:comp GmbH is offering the following small classroom format seminar for intensive exchange:
 
Recommended by Professor Emanuel Kanal for those wishing to gain the knowledge necessary for them to become Magnetic Resonance Safety Experts (MRSE)
 

The seminar is especially designed for the MR physicists, technologists/radiographers, MR clinicians.

 

CME APPLIED CREDITS: 16,17 MPCEC and 12 Category A technologist credits

 

The seminar contents are in accordance with the following guidelines:

  •     ABMRS Syllabus
  •     DIN 6876-1
  •     OENORM 1125-1/2
  •     Dutch / MHRA / RANZCR Guidelines.

 

Lecturers:

   
H. Kugel, Ph. D. Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
H. Engels, Ph.D. MR Safety Consultant, MR:comp and former MR Safety Director Philips Healthcare, The Netherlands
G. Schaefers, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) MR Safety Testing Laboratory, MR:comp GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Wm. Faulkner, BS, RT(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT, MRSO (MRSC) William Faulkner & Associates, LLC, Chattanooga, USA
 S.T. Fricke, Ph.D. Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

 

Seminar day 1 (8:00 to 17:45):

 

Basics of physics and technical aspects of magnet resonance tomography
  • Hardware (static magnetic field, gradient and RF fields)
  • Physics (image generation, contrasts, artefacts, etc.)
  • Refresh of the physical principle
  • MR Imaging techniques
  • MR image acquisition

 

Hands-on course "Basics of MR imaging", 2 h lessons MR system handling

  • Experience the interactions within the static magnetic field!
  • Precautions and behaviour in the MR environment (staff & items)
  • Various experiments: MR imaging (contrasts, artefacts, etc.)

 

Significant hazards MRI II (MR safety, the MR system and the MR worker – IEC 60601-2-33)

  • General terms
  • Presentation of hazards
  • Technology of superconductivity and potential risks of cryogens
  • Laser
 
MR safety and compatibility of medical devices (and items) I / Significant hazards MRI III
  • Interactions of items (incl. implants) within the MR environment (static magnetic field, switched gradient and RF field)
  • Current technical standards & guidance, MR testing methods

 

Discussion

 

Seminar day 2 (8:30 to 17:40):

 

Significant hazards MRI I patient-specific

  • Risks with respect to the static magnetic field
  • RF field and gradient field
  • Examples from clinical practice
 
Significant hazards MRI IV
  • Contrast agents
 
Behavioral measures in MR routine I
  • Access control to the scanner room
  • Patient positioning
 
Hands-on: practical demonstrations and exercises
  • Patient positioning
  • Medical emergency
  • Emergency exercises

 

Laws, regulations and clinical standards for MR operators

  • Employee protection
  • Responsibilities

 

Discussion with Get together dinner

 

Seminar day 3 (8:30 to 13:30):

 

MR safety and compatibility of medical devices II
  • Finding the "worst-case"
  • Labeling of devices for the MR environment
 
Hands-on: Behavioral measures in MR routine II (Implant labeling research) 
  • Implant research
  • Case studies
 
Behavioral measures in MR routine III
  • Servicing and cleaning operations
  • Documentation (training, accidents)
 
Examination
  • MR:comp Certificate Examination (Multiple-Choice-Test), Optional ABMRS additional examination;
 
Final discussion
 


Examination:
 
MR:comp certified MRSE exam is included (as well as F&B)

ABMRS MRSE exam can be done separately on the next official MRSE exam date (see offical dates on ABMRS website)

 

Course fee: see registration form. Students qualify for a 20% discount. Please send in a copy of an appropriate certificate providing your status.

In addition to the lectures, the seminar includes the script and meals (3 x breakfast snack, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, warm and cold beverages during the breaks). Place of seminar: Stanford University, CA, USA. Exact time schedule and venue see invitation and registration form below.

 

We would be very pleased to welcome you as attendee!