SMRT-ISMRM Forum: Safe Exposure Limits for Staff & Patients
Organizers: Penny Anne Gowland, Ph.D., and Ben A. Kennedy, B.Sc., M.M.R.T.
Skill Level: Basic
Monday, 3 May 2010
14:00 16:00

The overall goal of this two-hour course is to provide new and experienced MR workers with information on any risks associated with working in the MR environment. The basic scientist and technician speakers will cover staff exposure: limits, effects (including in pregnancy) and regulations. Lectures will be followed by discussions.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
  • State international staff exposure limits;
  • Explain means of interactions of magnetic fields of various relevant frequencies with the human body;
  • Describe what is known about the interactions of magnetic fields with the developing fetus; and\
  • Explain the issues around the EU directive

14:00 Interactions with the Body - not available Paul M. Glover, Ph.D.
14:20 Staff Exposure Data Donald W. McRobbie, Ph.D.
14:45 Current and Future Ramifications for the MR Workplace Sija Geers-van Gemeren, Ph.D.
15:10 The EU Directive Freddy Stahlberg, Ph.D.
15:35 Debate  
16:00 Adjournment  


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