Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging procedure that uses strong magnets and radiofrequency pulses to create images of the inside of the body.
While an MRI scan is a relatively safe medical procedure and there is no ionizing radiation involved, there are risks of injury and death if safety procedures are not followed.
This course describes in detail the hazards and the safety procedures required to manage the hazards and minimize the risks.
This course is intended for all MRI personnel and other staff who regularly attend and work in the MRI environment. This includes: anaesthetists, anaesthetic nurses, radiologists, radiographers, anaesthetic registrars, radiology nurses and registrars.
On completion of this course you will:
The course is designed to take around half an hour to complete.
On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.
This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.
The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.
If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.
This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition, Standards 1 and 2.
MRI Safety website. The Institute for magetic resonance safety, education and research. Maintained and frequently updated by Frank G. Shellock, this website provides a wealth of information regarding safety in general and a definitive list of implant and device safety information.
Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices. MRI Safety: Institute for magetic resonance safety, education and research.
Safety Guidelines for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment in Clinical Use. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, United Kingdom, March 2015.
ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging 37:501-530, 2013.
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