20% discount on regular price for online participation!

The course 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 Guests

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“

Wolfgang Kainz, PhD.,CEO & President, High Performance Computing for MRI Safety, LLC, USA: „FDA Regulatory Aspects on MRI Safety, Testing and Labeling of medical devices“

Venue, Time and Organizer


Georgetown University Medical Center
4000 Reservoir Road NW Building D
Washington DC, 20057 USA  

Video Conference: EST Time Zone (Eastern Standard Time)

Time and Date

February 2023 – Beginning at 8:00 am


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 – 8:15 to 16:00

  • 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 – 8:15 to 14:00

  • 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
  • Guest lecture
  • Multiple Choice Test for „Medical Device MR Safety Specialist“+ Final discussion
Dr. H. KugelDepartment of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
Dr. M. MurbachMurbach EMConsulting, Zurich, Switzerland
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
W. Kainz, Ph.DCEO & President, High Performance Computing for MRI Safety, LLC, USA
Dipl.-Ing.G. SchaefersMR Safety Testing Laboratory, MR:comp GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Offer and Discount

Lectures & MRI hands-on 2.345 $* per person

* 20% discount on regular price for ONLINE participation

*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.