ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA
Educational Session: ISMRM-SMRT Joint Forum: Assessing Implant Safety: In The Clinic Now & as the Field Strength Rises
ORGANIZERS: Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR) & Karla L. Miller, Ph.D.
Monday, 24 April 2017
Skill Level: Intermediate
Slack Channel: #e_crosscutting
Session Number: M01
We rely on implant manufacturers testing and online resources to assess the safety to scan implants. In this interactive session, we will explore what the risks are we are, how these tests are done and what the implications are for scanning at ultra-high field strengths.
Individuals interested in learning about implant safety testing and decision-making including MRI technologists, radiologists, and physicists, as well as device manufacturers.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Explain the main risks to patient safety from the presence of an implant during MRI scanning;
-Describe how implants are tested for safety, where such information can be found and how to interpret it in their own setting;
-Evaluate whether several specific implants are safe to scan; and
-Identify what the additional concerns are for ultra-high field MRI.
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