Essentials of MRI Safety

Essentials of MRI safetyEssentials of MRI Safety is a comprehensive guide that enables practitioners to recognise and assess safety risks and follow appropriate and effective safety procedures in clinical practice. The text covers all the vital aspects of clinical MRI safety, including the bio-effects of MRI, magnet safety, occupational exposure, scanning passive and active implants, MRI suite design, institutional governance, and more.

Complex equations and models are stripped back to present the foundations of theory and physics necessary to understand each topic, from the basic laws of magnetism to fringe field spatial gradient maps of common MRI scanners. Written by an internationally recognised MRI author, educator, and MRI safety expert, this important textbook:

  • Reflects the most current research, guidelines, and MRI safety information
  • Explains procedures for scanning pregnant women, managing MRI noise exposure, and handling emergency situations
  • Prepares candidates for the American Board of MR Safety exam and other professional certifications

Essentials of MRI Safety is to be published in June 2020. Order here.


Read excerpts (adapted):

Table of contents

Systems and safety: MR hardware and fields: chapter 1 (entire)

Reducing acoustic noise in MRI from chapter 6: Acoustic noise

Are cochlear implants MR conditional? from chapter 10: Active implants

MRI Safety Standards and guidance from chapter 14: Organisation and management