ACR 2017 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2017VM50 - Clinical MR Safety

May 24, 2017 10:00am ‐ May 24, 2017 11:30am


MR Safety programs are not only an important practice to protect patients and staff, but are now required by some accreditation programs. Often, the responsibility for MR safety programs is that of the lead interpreting radiologist and/or the qualified medical physicist with support from technologists and administrators. The purpose of this session is to cover approaches to development and maintenance of a MR safety program from a radiologist, medical physicist, and an assistant director of imaging services, each with unique experiences establishing MR Safety programs.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the need and components of a MR safety program.
  2. Describe three different facilities have implemented MR safety programs in their clinical environments.
  3. Identify the various accreditation program requirements related to MR safety.



  • Richard Geise, PhD, FACR - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Heidi Edmonson, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Robert Watson, MD, PhD - This speaker has nothing to disclose

  • Wendy Stirnkorb, BS - This speaker has nothing to disclose

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