MR Safety: Risk-Benefit Approach - Case-Based Teaching
ORGANIZER: Micheal D. Phillips, M.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Basic to Intermediate
Thursday, 12 May 2011

This two-hour course will offer a review of MR safety aimed at both clinical and research users MR instruments. It will focus on issues related to providing a safe and optimal environment for the full spectrum of MRI imaging procedures. Specifically, issues to be addressed will include patient screening, room design, scanning of conditional/potentially dangerous implanted devices, MRI interventional procedures and safety issues at ultrahigh fields.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Define and describe the components necessary for a safe MR environment and appropriate patient screening;
Explain the important issues surrounding appropriate risk-benefit decisions for scanning conditional devices and planning MR interventional procedures; and
Describe the principles underlying safe imaging practices for ultrahigh field imaging devices.

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13:30 MR Environment & Patient Screening: Increasing Patient Access   Paul M. Ruggieri, M.D.
14:00 Scanning Dangerous Things: Risk Benefit Approach   Micheal D. Phillips, M.D.
14:30 Interventional MRI-Interventional Procedures   Alastair J. Martin, Ph.D.
15:00 7T & Higher-Human Safety & the Path to the Clinic Adoption   Jaane Rauschenberg, Ph.D.
15:30 Adjourn