Standards and Guidelines

The course contents are in accordance with the following guidelines:

  •     ABMRS Syllabus
  •     DIN 6876-1
  •     OENORM 1125-1/2
  •     Dutch / MHRA / RANZCR / Swiss Guidelines.

Special guest

Franz Schmitt, MR Consultant, MR:comp (former VP Gradient Systems & Director Ultra Highfield Imaging at Siemens Healthcare): „The Anatomy of modern Gradient Systems & its related Safety Aspects“

Venue, Time and Organizer


Video Conference WEBEX (online)

CET Time Zone (Central European Time)

Gelsenkirchen,Germany (on site)


Buschgrundstrasse 23

45 894 Gelsenkirchen

Time and Date

16-18 March 2023 – Beginning at 9:00 am


2,5 day training on MR safety including live hands on:

Day 1 – 09:00 to 19:00

Basics of physics and technical aspects of magnet resonance tomography

  • Hardware (static magnetic field, gradient and RF fields)
  • Physics (image generation, contrasts, artefacts, etc.)
  • Research & trends

Hands-on course „Basics of MR imaging“, 2 h lessons MR system handling

  • Experience the interactions within the static magnetic field!
  • Precautions and behaviour in the MR environment (staff & items)
  • Various experiments: MR imaging (contrasts, artefacts, etc.)

Significant hazards MRI II (MR safety, the MR system and the MR worker – IEC 60601-2-33)

  • Requirements of the MR system and the MR environment

MR safety and compatibility of medical devices I/ Significant hazards MRI III

  • Interactions of items and medical devices with the MR environment
  • Current standards & guidelines


Day 2 – 09:00 to 16:30

Significant hazards MRI I patient-specific

  • Risks with respect to the static magnetic field
  • RF field and gradient field
  • Examples from clinical practice

Significant hazards MRI IV

  • Contrast agents

Behavioral measures in MR routine I

  • Access control to the scanner room
  • Patient positioning

Hands-on: practical demonstrations and exercises

  • Patient positioning
  • Medical emergency
  • Emergency exercises

Laws, regulations and clinical standards for MR operators

  • Employee protection
  • Responsibilities

Final discussion 

Day 3 – 09:00 to 13:30

MR safety and compatibility of medical devices II

  • Finding the „worst-case“
  • Labeling of devices for the MR environment

Hands-on: Behavioral measures in MR routine II (Implant labeling research)

  • Implant research
  • Case studies

Behavioral measures in MR routine III

  • Servicing and cleaning operations
  • Documentation (training, accidents)


  • MR:comp Certificate Examination (Multiple-Choice-Test)

Final discussion/Farewell

Dr. H. KugelDepartment of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
Prof. Dr. H. OttoRadiologist, Marien Hospital, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
H. Engels, Ph.DMR Safety Consultant, MR:comp and former MR Safety Director Philips Healthcare, The Netherlands
Dipl.-Ing.G. SchaefersMR Safety Testing Laboratory, MR:comp GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Offer and Discount

Physicists / physicians (lectures & MRI hands-on) – 1.690 EUR* per person

Technologists / radiographers (lectures & MRI hands-on) – 1.390 EUR* per person

The course includes the script and certificates.

*20% discount for online participation!

* 5% discount for every 2nd and further registrant from the same organization on top

* 20% discount for students and employees of universities. Please send in a copy of an appropriate certificate providing your status.

NOTE: only one discount applicable.


Please use the official invitation form below and send it to our Training & Education Department to register.

We are looking forward to meet and welcome you to our workshop.