The seminar is especially designed for the MR safety technical interests of auditors and quality/regulatory affairs managers, product and sales managers, R&D managers/engineers.

Including FDA guidance on RF Heating for Multi-Configuration Passive Medical Devices and issues about the MR worker (IEC 60601-2-33 3rd edition) as well as introducing ISO/TS 10974 for active implants.

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



Conference Room

Buschgrundstraße 23

45894 Gelsenkirchen



From 29th till 31st October 2020 – Beginning at 9:00 am


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

Day 1 – 09:00 to 19:15

  • Basics of physics and technical aspects of magnetic resonance tomography – Hardware (static magnetic field, gradient and RF fields)
    – Physics (image generation, contrasts, artefacts, etc.)
    – Research and 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.)
  • 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
    – Interactions of items (incl. implants) within the MR environment (static magnetic field, switched gradient and RF field)
    – Current technical standards & guidelines
  • Discussion

Day 2 – 9:00 to 18:00

  • Computational methods, RF Safety & Implants
    – Research & Trends related to MR safety
    – Numerical simulation and modeling
  • Hands on course: MR safety
    – RF-induced heating experiment
  • MRI from clinical view
    – Diagnostic & therapy
    – Surgery & interventions (biopsies, ablations (RF, laser), etc.)
    – Robotics, navigation, visualisation of implants/ instruments
  • Hands on course: MR interventions
    – MR-guided biopsy
  • Final discussion  with Get together dinner

Day 3 – 9:00 to 13:30

  • Anatomy of modern Gradient Systems & its related Safety Expects
  • MR safety and compatibility of medical devices II
    – Finding the „worst-case“
    – Labeling of devices for the MR environment
  • Assessment of MR safety for patients with implantable medical devices
    – ISO/TS 10974: Requirements for active implantable medical devices
    – Potential physical relevance for passive device
  • One Choice Test for „Medical Device MR Safety Specialist“+ Final discussion
Dr. H. KugelDepartment of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
Prof. Dr. W. ZylkaWestphalia University, Campus Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Prof. A. Melzer, M.D., DDSInstitute for Medical Science and Technologies IMSaT, Universities Dundee & St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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

Lectures & MRI hands-on 1.595 EUR* per person

Lectures only & MRI hands-on for onlooker 1.415 EUR* 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, employees of universities and employees of start-up companies (operating for three years or less). Please send in a copy of an appropriate certificate providing your status.


Please use the official application form below and send it to our Training Department to register.

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