MR education

Chicago, USA - "MR Safety Expert" (MRSE)

Date of next seminar: 29 Nov-1 Dec 2018
Please register with registration form below at: 
MR:comp GmbH and MRI-STaR GmbH are 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.



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




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)
  • MR:comp Certificate Examination (Multiple-Choice-Test), Optional ABMRS additional examination;
Final discussion

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: Chicago University, Chicago, USA. Exact time schedule and venue see invitation and registration form below.


We would be very pleased to welcome you as attendee!