In an effort to provide Physicians, Technologists, and other course attendees with current information and data to make informed decisions in their clinical settings, this symposium covers several objectives. These include teaching and reviewing the basic principles underlying the potential areas of safety concern involved in the MR imaging process and magnetic resonance environment. In addition, defining the thought process algorithms for assessing whether a patient/device/implant/ foreign object can safely undergo MR imaging, and familiarizing the attendee with medico-legal considerations associated with MR safety.
The content of this CME Symposium is intended for healthcare professionals including Radiologists and other Physicians, Technologists, Physicists, Radiologic and Imaging Nurses, Radiology Administrators, Facility Managers, Researchers, Risk Managers, and others.
Teaching and reviewing the basic principles underlying the potential areas of safety concern involved in the MR imaging process and magnetic resonance environment. This includes defining the roles and responsibilities of the MR Medical Director, the MR Safety Officer, and the MR Safety Expert and how they interact with those of the referring physician, radiologist, and MR technologist. It also incorporates a review of several new recommendations and/or requirements for MR safety, including those by the Joint Commission, ACR, and the recommendations of the international consensus document entitled, “Recommended responsibilities for management of MR safety”.
Defining and standardizing the thought process algorithms for assessing whether a patient/device/implant/foreign object can safely undergo MR imaging; reviewing the benefit-risk assessment process and establishing protocols and guidelines as to how to formalize the benefit-risk ratio assessment for each patient. Applying these algorithms and this reasoning approach to multiple real and created clinical cases and situations is an integral aspect of this part of the course.
Medicolegal aspects of MR safety: Learning from the mistakes of others. In this section, numerous real legal cases in which MR safety-related medical malpractice was alleged will be reviewed and analyzed. The objective will always be to learn how to decrease the likelihood of similar issues arising with your patients in your own MR practice.
This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of The Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. (NWIF). The Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Northwest Imaging Forums, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 26 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses may claim credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. This activity is designated for up to 26.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credits ™.
This MRI program has been submitted for approval of 24 hours of category A CE technologist credit as designated by The Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (SMRT) RCEEM. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a live activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium. To receive the maximum amount of credit hours, you must attend all sessions. Verification of attendance policies will be in place for each lecture. This meeting has applied to CAMPEP for approval of 24 MPCEC (Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit) hours.
Supported with an unrestricted educational grant provided by the following sponsors.
Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, FISMRM, MRMD/SE, AANG
Director, Magnetic Resonance Services Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology
Dr. Kanal has been involved in researching and teaching the world about magnetic resonance (MR) safety issues for more than 30 years, since the introduction of MRI as a clinical diagnostic tool. Having chaired the first magnetic resonance safety committee ever created, he also chaired numerous other MR safety committees and has been continually involved in and/or leading MR safety initiatives ever since. These include, among others, having chaired the MR Safety Committee for the American College of Radiology from its inception in 2001 until the summer of 2012, being awarded fellowship in the American College of Radiology as well as the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and being named a Special Government Employee to the Food and Drug Administration on MR safety issues for both the Division of Medical Imaging and Hematology Products/Drug Safety group (of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology) regarding magnetic resonance contrast agents as well as the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health regarding all matters relating to magnetic resonance safety.
All cancellation requests must be in writing.
1. Cancellations received on or before: 09/13/24 will receive a full refund.
2. Those received after 09/14/24 but through 09/27/24 are subject to a 25% service charge.
3. No credit or refunds are available on or after 09/28/24. No exceptions will be made.
In the event that any situation beyond the control of NWIF makes it impossible to conduct the meeting as advertised, each paid attendee will receive a voucher to attend a future NWIF meeting.