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SMRT Educational Seminars
MRI Safety: Ferromagnetic Detectors, Patient Monitoring, and Cardiac Devices
Volume 18, Number 1
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 18, Number 1), has been approved for 2.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 18, Number 1), "MRI Safety: Ferromagnetic Detectors, Patient Monitoring, and Cardiac Devices" and complete the quiz.

To receive credit the quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or better. Completion of all questions with a passing score will earn a total of 2.0 category A Continuing Education credits. The certificate will state the CE reference number and awarded CE credits.

Members receiving a score less than 75% will be notified and given the option of taking the quiz up to two additional times.

Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.

Educational Objectives
Using Ferromagnetic Detection Systems in the MRI Environment
  • Describe the missile effect and how magnetic fields interact with metal;
  • Review the terminology used for implants and devices;
  • Discuss the causes and consequences of missile-related accidents;
  • Describe ferromagnetic detection systems and methods of detection including advantages and limitations;
  • Review appropriate installation locations and installation issues; and
  • Show different types of detectors and effective use.

Patient Monitoring in the MRI Environment

  • Review recommendations and guidelines for patient monitoring;
  • Describe techniques and equipment for patient monitoring and support;
  • List specific recommendations to prevent excessive heating and possible burns in association with MRI procedures; and
  • Show examples of MR Conditional pulse oximeters and multi-parameter monitoring systems including ventilators.

MRI and Cardiac Devices: MR Conditional Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

  • Review the pre-MR Conditional cardiac device era;
  • List a summary of MRI examinations involving patients with cardiac pacemakers and ICDs;
  • Describe MR Conditional design and engineering of cardiac devices;
  • Discuss electromagnetic-related issues, pulse generator design, cardiac device leads, and device programming;
  • Review the MR system and cardiac devices including MR Conditional devices; and
  • Show examples of pacemaker electrocardiograms, and the chest x-ray of a patient with a MR Conditional pacemaker with radiopaque markings.