This program is specifically designed as a training course for those individuals who are now or will be serving as MR Safety Officers and MR Medical Directors

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

MR Safety Officer 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 done and controlled access into this dangerous environment is either not well established if not at all. In 2002 the ACR first published it’s guidance document on MR safety and it rapidly came to be considered the de-facto industry standard for MR safety.  It was been revised several times with the most recent revision in 2013. This course covers all major aspects of the most current information on MR Safety

Classes begin at 8:30 am and are over by 5:00 pm each day.

  1. BulletACR and Joint Commission documents

  2. BulletSiting considerations

  3. BulletPersonnel designations and training

  4. BulletSafety Zones and Restrictions

  5. BulletScreening for both patients and non-patients

  6. BulletUse of Ferromagnetic Detection Systems

  7. BulletStatic Field Considerations

  8. BulletSpatial and Time-Varying Gradient Fields

  9. BulletRadio Frequency Considerations

  10. BulletBiologic Effects

  11. BulletImaging patients with implants and devices

  12. BulletMR Conditional Labeling

  13. BulletManaging SAR

  14. BulletPreventing patient burns

  15. BulletMedical emergencies in MRI

  16. BulletQuench considerations

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

  18. BulletPediatric Patients

The course content will also be helpful for those studying for the
ABMRS  MR Safety Certification Exams for MRSO and MRMD

This course is not affiliated with the ABMRS

Approved for 16 Hrs Category A Credit (16 Hrs)

Course Topics Include

What previous attendees have said:

“Your seminar simplified and explained everything.”

“Important content for anyone in MR to understand, and Bill and Kristan are great presenters!”

“This course went way beyond my expectations.  I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in being educated in the area of MRI Safety and ultimately wanting to take the MRI Safety Officer exam.”





Course Location: Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton Place in Chattanooga, TN. 

Registration Fee: $750  (register and pay below)

If you wish to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn - Hamilton Place, contact the hotel directly for a reduced room rate.

The hotel phone number is 423.308.4400

Be sure to tell them you are attending the MR course

Detailed hotel information here

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Interactive format

Limited Seating

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2017 Chattanooga MRSO Course Dates:

  1. Bullet February 6 - 7

  2. Bullet May 17 - 18

  3. Bullet August 16 - 17

  4. Bullet October 18 - 19