This program is designed to provide the attendee with clinically relevant information enabling them to reduce risks to both the staff and their patients.  The content focuses not only on the physics behind MR safety concepts but also on policies and procedures necessary to meet ACR and/or Joint Commission recommendations and requirements.

Wm. Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT, MRSO(MRSC™)
Kristan, Harrington, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR), ARRT, MRSO(MRSC™)

Zachary  W. Friis, Ph.D.,DABR, MRSE (MRSC™)

MRI Safety / MRSO Course

Over the past 30 years, MRI has become a major diagnostic imaging modality.  Improvements in technology have resulted in faster imaging sequences and clinical systems with field strengths of up to 3 Tesla.   Unfortunately, the number of reported safety incidents has increased significantly. MR safety training for technologists and radiologists is often not provided and controlled access into this dangerous environment is either not well established or not at all. In 2002 the ACR first published its guidance document on MR safety and it rapidly came to be considered the de-facto industry standard for MR safety.  It was revised several times with the most recent revision in 2013. This comprehensive course covers major aspects of the most current information regarding MR Safety.

  1. BulletACR and Joint Commission documents

  2. BulletPersonnel designations and training

  3. BulletSafety Zones and Restrictions

  4. BulletScreening for both patients and non-patients

  5. BulletUse of Ferromagnetic Detection Systems

  6. BulletStatic Field Considerations

  7. BulletSpatial and Time-Varying Gradient Fields

  8. BulletRadio Frequency Considerations

  9. BulletBiologic Effects

  10. BulletImaging patients with implants and devices

  11. BulletMR Conditional Labeling

  12. BulletManaging SAR

  13. BulletPreventing patient burns

  14. BulletMedical emergencies in MRI

  15. BulletQuench considerations

  16. BulletContrast Media Safety
    (includes updated information on retained gadolinium)

The course content will also be helpful for those studying for the
ABMRS  MR Safety Certification Exams for MR Safety Officer (MRSO)

This course is not affiliated with or endorsed by the ABMRS

Approved for 16 Hrs Category A Credit (16 Hrs)

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September 9 - 10, 2017   16 Hrs Cat A

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

1775 Dempster St.

Park Ridge, IL  60068

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*Additional Course Location Information

The Marriott Courtyard at 2950 S. River Rd. is offering a rate of $124 per night for meeting attendees.  This rate is guaranteed up to August 18.  The hotel can provide shuttle service to and from the meeting.  Call the hotel directly at 847.824.7000 and identify yourself as an attendee of the William Faulkner & Associates program at the Lutheran General Hospital.

The Hampton Inn & Suites at 9480 W. Higgins Rd is offering a rate of $115 per night for meeting attendees (includes breakfast).  This rate is guaranteed up to August 8.  Call the hotel directly at 847.692.3000 and identify yourself as an attendee of the William Faulkner & Associates program at the Lutheran General Hospital.