In an earlier blog post I raised the issue of the need for professional and academic prerequisites for certification as a MR Safety Expert. Now the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM), the professional body responsible for the training, scope of practice, professional conduct, qualifications, and continuing education of medical physicists … More ACPSEM MR Safety Expert Certification
New RF exposure guidelines have been published by ICNIRP. What do they mean for MRI? … More New ICNIRP guidelines for RF exposure
The presence of a cochlear implant (CI) used to be an absolute contraindication for MRI unless the internal magnet was surgically removed prior to scanning. More recently implant manufacturers produced devices labelled as MR conditional. The main complications in MRI arise from the magnetic force and torque on the internal magnet from B0. To address … More Are cochlear implants MR conditional?
A fascinating ebook/website has been compiled by Graeme Bydder and Martyn Paley outlining the history of the development of MR imaging and spectroscopy in the UK. There are personal accounts from some of the pioneers including the late Ian Young and Bill Edelstein and many others. There are also obituaries for international researchers including Nobel … More History of MR in the UK
Listed below are some international and national (esp. UK and Australasia) MR safety standards and professional guidance documents. Reproduced from Essentials of MRI Safety. They are listed alphabetically. ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices: 2013, American College of Radiology Expert panel on MR Safety Kanal et al. Magn. Reson. Imag. 37:501-530. Link: https://www.acr.org/Clinical-Resources/Radiology-Safety/MR-Safety Status: US-based … More MRI Safety Standards and Guidance