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Cynthia McCollough, PhD | Rochester, MN

AAPM Newsletter — Volume 44 No. 1 — January | February 2019

The new President of the ABMRS is Heidi Edmonson, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor of Medical Physics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a member of the AAPM for over 12 years. Heidi is currently the vice chair of AAPM's Working Group on MR Safety. Thank you, Heidi, for investing your time and energy towards ensuring the safety of the MR environment and for your leadership role in the ABMRS.

The ABMRS is a non-profit organization with the exclusive mission of credentialing MRI safety professionals. The ABMRS' MR Safety Certification™ currently represents the only formal Board Certification at the individual-level in the knowledge and practices of MRI safety. Three internationally recognized roles are evaluated, including that of MR Medical Director (MRMD), MR Safety Officer (MRSO), and MR Safety Expert (MRSE). While the 1,500 individuals currently certified by the ABMRS are predominantly American practitioners, individuals from Canada, South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East have come to the United States to sit for the ABMRS credentialing examination.

Further information on the ABMRS and its Board Certifications in MRI safety are available on the organization's website. If you have questions, or would like to see more MR Safety courses offered at AAPM meetings, please contact Heidi directly.

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