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

Educational Course

ORGANIZERS: Amanda Golsch, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR) & Karla L. Miller, Ph.D.

Monday, 24 April 2017
Room 311  08:15 - 10:15 Moderators: Amanda Golsch, Maureen Hood

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.

Target Audience
Individuals interested in learning about implant safety testing and decision-making including MRI technologists, radiologists, and physicists, as well as device manufacturers.

Educational Objectives
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.

Introduction to MRI Safety
Vera Kimbrell
Evaluation of MRI Issues for Implants & Devices - permission withheld
Frank Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FACC, FISMRM
Implant Safety at Ultra-High Field
Stuart Clare, Jon Campbell
As the field strength rises to 7 Tesla and above, this talk will assess the risks of scanning patients with implants and surgeries at ultra-high-field and review what more needs to be done.

Building an MRI Safety Program
Bernd Ittermann
Certain organizational roles are frequently encountered in the MRI safety context: the MR Director (MRD), the MR Safety Officer (MRSO) and the MR Safety Expert (MRSE). It is attempted to describe their respective responsibilities and how these relate to each other. In addition, a set of minimum requirements shall be identified, an MR operator in a research setting should fulfill before scanning human subjects.




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