In this exceptional pandemic situation, our focus is on the health and well-being of all of us, so that we’ll follow the prevention precautions of the JHU and accordingly offer our course either on site or online.

20% discount on regular price for online participation!

The seminar is especially designed for the MR physicists, technologists or radiographers and MR clinicians.

Standards and Guidelines

The seminar contents are in accordance with the following guidelines:

  •     ABMRS Syllabus
  •     DIN 6876-1
  •     OENORM 1125-1/2
  •     Dutch / MHRA / RANZCR / Swiss Guidelines
Venue, Time and Organizer

Venue

Georgetown University

3900 Reservoir Road NW

SW107 Medical/Dental Building

Washington DC, 20057

USA

Time and Date

From 25th till 27th June 2020 – Beginning at 9:00 am

Agenda

2,5 day training on MR safety including hands on and evening event:

Day 1 – 09:00 to 19:15

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“, 4 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

Discussion

Day 2 – 09:00 to 18:00

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  with Get together dinner

Day 3 – 09:00 to 13:15

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)

Examination

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

Final discussion/Farewell

Speaker
Dr. H. KugelDepartment of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
S.T. Fricke, Ph.D.
MR-Physicist, Children’s National Medical Center, WAS DC, USA
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
Wm. Faulkner, BS, RT(R)(MR)(CT) William Faulkner & Associates, LLC, Chattanooga, USA
Offer and Discount

Physicists / physicians (lectures & MRI hands-on) – 1.650 $* per person

Technologists / radiographers (lectures & MRI hands-on) – 1.190 $* per person

The seminar includes the script and meals (3 x breakfast snack, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, warm and cold beverages during the breaks).

* 15% discount for every 2nd and further registrant from the same organization

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

Registration

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.