MRI Safety: Level 2 MR Personnel

This MR safety video (approximately 50 minutes in length) is produced specifically for MR Level 2 Personnel as defined by the ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices: 2013. The major topics covered in this video include: • Personnel designation • MR safety zones and access control • Static field • Gradient (time-varying) magnetic fields • Radio frequency (RF) fields • Spatial gradient fields • Patients with implants and/or devices • Labeling • Conditions of use (including B1+rms) • Managing patient warming • Preventing thermal injuries • Patient and non-patient screening • Quench • Medical emergencies in the MRI environment • Managing the claustrophobic or anxious patient This video program is intended to satisfy annual education requirements

  • Define Level 1 and Level 2 MR personnel
  • Define MR safety Zones III and IV
  • Describe the procedures and documentation associated with screening non-MR personnel
  • Describe the recommendations of both the ACR and Joint Commission with regard to screening patients
  • Describe the importance of patients being dressed in MR appropriate attire prior to undergoing and MR procedure
  • Describe how to minimize the risk to patients with regard to RF burns
  • Name several methods to manage SAR during an MR procedure
  • Describe the importance of monitoring patients and how to prepare for medical emergencies
  • Name and describe the current labeling terminology for implants and devices
  • Describe safety issues related to a quench
  • Name the major acute and chronic gadolinium-based contrast media adverse events
  • Describe techniques which can minimize patient anxiety

The content of this Contrast Enhanced MRI Program is intended for healthcare professionals who work in the MRI environment. These individuals include MRI Technologists, Imaging Nurses, MRI Researchers, and Others.

This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of Category A CE credit as designated by the Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) RCEEM.

Please Note: This activity was previously offered within a combined CE Module and cannot be used again in this or any subsequent biennium if completed previously. Additionally, this activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat an activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Release Date: 2/03/2017 Expiration Date: 2/02/2018

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