MRI Safety MRI Safety and Compatibility

MR education

Washington DC, USA - "MR Safety Expert" (MRSE)

Date of next seminar: June 25-27 2020
Please register with registration form below at: 
MRI-STaR GmbH & MR:comp GmbH are offering the following small classroom format seminar for intensive exchange:

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: Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Exact time schedule and venue see invitation and registration form below.


We would be very pleased to welcome you as attendee!