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ISMRM - AAPM Joint Symposia: MR Safety Foundations

D Jordan1*, T Gilk2*, M Steckner3*, J Edmonson4*, M Steckner5*, (1) University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Shaker Heights, OH, (2) RAD-Planning/Gilk RAdiology Consultants, Kansas City, MO, (3) Canon Medical Research USA, Inc., Beachwood, OH, (4) Medtronic, Inc, Mounds View, MN, (5) Canon Medical Research USA, Inc., Beachwood, OH


(Monday, 7/15/2019) 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Room: 221CD

This is the 1st of three AAPM-ISMRM MRI safety symposium series sessions aimed at providing up-to-date and comprehensive education on MR safety. This symposium is designed to address MR safety issues from a practical point of view in order to promote safe practices with current and new clinical technologies. It is anticipated that the audience attending the symposium will have a range of MR safety knowledge. The symposium will provide an important opportunity to increase MRI safety knowledge and expertise to those outside the MRI physicist community. In particular, as MRI is being incorporated into non-radiology environments, such as in radiation oncology, it is essential that the medical physicist community be well trained in this topic. The goal of this session will be to set the baseline foundation for the audience for the next two MR safety sessions in the series which will build on the content from this session. The focus of this session specifically will be on covering MR safety foundational topics including MR safety fundamentals, siting and facility design, regulatory/compliance requirements (FDA, ACR, IEC), and RF modeling of active implantable MR-conditional devices.

Learning Objectives:
1. Overview of MR safety fundamentals, including MR safety concerns involving static magnetic fields, time-varying gradients, radio-frequency fields, and acoustic noise
2. Siting and facility design considerations in establishing an MR-safe environment and engineering MR safety into clinical workflow management
3. Review of significant national and international compliance and regulatory standards related to MR safety
4. Safety evaluation and considerations in development and labeling of active implantable MR-conditional devices



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