20% discount on regular price for online participation!

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


Georgetown University Medical Center
3900 Reservoir Road NW
SW107 Medical/Dental Building
Washington DC, 20057

Online: Video conference EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Time and Date

13-15 June 2024 – Beginning at 8:00 am EST (Eastern Standard Time)


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

Day 1 – 08:00 to 18:00

  • 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 – 8:00 to 17:30

  • Computational methods, RF Safety & Implants
    – Research & Trends related to MR safety
    – Numerical simulation and modeling
  • Anatomy of modern Gradient Systems & its related Safety Expects
  • 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 – 8:15 to 14:00

  • MR safety and compatibility of medical devices II
    – Finding the „worst-case“
    – Labeling of devices for the MR environment
  • Practical training: implant research, case studies
  • 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
  • Guest lecture: FDA Regulatory Aspects on MR Safety, Testing and Labeling of medical devices
  • Multiple Choice Test for „Medical Device MR Safety Specialist“+ Final discussion
H. Kugel, Ph.DClinic of Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
Prof. W. ZylkaWestphalia University, Campus Gelsenkirchen, Germany
W. Kainz, Ph.D.CEO & President, High Performance Computing for MRI Safety, LLC, USA
Prof. A. Melzer, M.D., DDSInstitute for Medical Science and Technologies IMSaT, Universities Dundee & St. Andrews, United Kingdom
M. Steckner, Ph.D.MBAMKS Consulting, USA
Dipl.-Ing.G. SchaefersMR Safety Testing Laboratory, MR:comp GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Offer and Discount

Full tilt (Lectures & MRI hands-on): 2.495 $* per person

Listen & Watch (Lectures only & MRI hands-on for onlooker): 2.295 $* per person

Online: 1.995 $* per person

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


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.