MR: MRI Safety Considerations
This program addresses the hazards inherent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The American College of Radiology (ACR) guidelines for implanted cardiac devices (ICD), the effect of field strength on implants and devices as they pertain to patient safety, and situations that can cause patient and staff injury are also discussed.
Although magnetic resonance imaging does not employ ionizing radiation to create diagnostic images, there are certain considerations that everyone working it the MR environment must be aware of to keep themselves and the patients they serve out of harm's way. This presentation offers ways for technologists to bring up-to-date technology into daily practice.
After completing this program, you should be able to:
1. Recognize specific terminology associated with MR safety labeling.
2. Explain the multiple potential issues associated with strong magnetic fields.
3. Discuss concepts of patient heating and special absorption rate (SAR).
4. Categorize the key conditions associated with MRI exams performed on patients with pacemakers.
The target audience includes radiologic technologists who perform MR. Other imaging specialties also may benefit from material in this program.
1. MR Safety Labeling
2. Magnetic Fields
3. Implants and Devices
Dr Hema G
The theory, practical , hospital situations , data shown and live workshop to have the feel in action, made us more aware and broadened our knowledge to handle cardiac patients. It was a great learning experience and I wont change any aspect of the course.
Dr Hemang Agrawal
Great learning experience! Instructors and content truly differentiates GE programs. Special thanks to faculty for making it more interactive and useful. Would highly recommend to my peers and colleagues!
I am completely satisfied by the program. The content, faculty were well planned, over all experience was superb!