ISMRM 21st Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-26 April 2013 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

ISMRM/SMRT Joint Forum: The Safe & Ethical Scanning of Patients & Research Subjects
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZER: Glenn D. Cahoon, M.App.Sc.
Monday, 22 April 2013
The aim of this course is to provide an update on the current state of MR safety information, how to access this information, and the responsibilities of practitioners to provide a safe MR environment.
This course is designed for radiologists, clinicians, technologists, radiographers and scientists interested in providing a safe MR environment.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • To define and discuss definitions, techniques and procedures which can be used to determine MR safety now and in the future;
  • To understand the current controversies in MR safety, and how they may be addressed;
  • To discuss the changes to devices and implants and their relevant MR safety information; and
  • To understand the limitations in our knowledge of MR safety and how to address this gap.


Moderator: Glenn D. Cahoon, M.App.Sc.

14:15 What’s New in MR Safety?- Active Implants, Device Labeling & Identification William Faulkner, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)(CT) &
Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., F.A.C.C.
14:45 Occupational Exposure Limits, Magnetic Field Spatial Gradients & Their Impact on MR Safety Practices Greg C. Brown, R.T., FSMRT &
Donald W. McRobbie, Ph.D.
15:15   To scan or not to scan? MR Safety Decision Making & the FPO Mode Emanuel Kanal, M.D., F.A.C.R. &
Anne Marie Sawyer, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR), FSMRT
15:45       Legacy Implants, MR Conditional Labeling, Conflicting Information - MR Safety Now & the Future: Is There a Better Paradigm? All Faculty
16:15       Adjournment