MR SAFETY

MR SAFETY

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This module gives clinically relevant information to reduce risks to both the staff and the patients. Not only on the physics behind MR safety, but also policies and procedures. A must to meet international and national regulations / Joint Commission recommendations and requirements

Lessons

Safety ch. 2: RISKS directly related to the MR system

Chapter 2: After this introduction about Risks directly related to the MR system you should be able:

. To perceive the acronyms/abbreviations associated to your MRI system(s) and MR Safety.
. To distinguish the acronyms/abbreviations associated to your MRI system(s) of the different MR Safety terminology related to your MRI system(s) and field strength.
. To name the different risks directly related to the MR system(s).
. To understand and describe the risk assessment/ limits and health effects around your MRI system(s).

Safety ch. 3, 4, 5: Side Effects, Emergency, Protective / Preventive Measures: Labeling

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 3,4 and 5 discuss Safety aspects related to (In)Direct and Side Effects, (Medical) Emergency in the MR Room / Emergency Procedures and Protective / Preventive Measures linked to International and Local regulations.
After this introduction in chapter 3,4, and 5 you should be able:

. To perceive the acronyms/abbreviations associated to your MRI system(s) and MR Safety.
. To distinguish the acronyms/abbreviations associated to your MRI system(s) of the different MR Safety terminology related to your MRI system(s) and field strength.
. To explain to others and to be aware of the (in)direct effects and side effects of the RF and the magnetic fields.
. To act in case of Emergency and to know the procedures.
. To describe and apply the local and national regulations regarding protective and preventive measures.
. To name the different risks directly related to the MR system(s).
. To understand and describe the risk assessment/ limits and health effects around your MRI system(s).

Safety ch. 6: Contra-indications or not? Electrically, magnetically or activated implants and devices

Length: 150 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 6 Contra-indications or not?
Electrically, magnetically, or mechanically activated implants and devices.
After this overview in chapter 6 you should be able:
• To perceive the specific acronyms/abbreviations associated to your MRI system(s) and MR Safety.
• To distinguish the different contra-indications and to act properly if patients come for an MRI examination.
• To act in case of Emergency and to know the procedures.
• To describe and apply the local and national regulations regarding contra indications.
• To name the different risks directly related to the MR system(s).
• To understand and describe the risk assessment/ limits related to contra-indications around your MRI system(s).

Safety ch. 7: Screening / Restrictions and Standards for workers getting in the MR room

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 7: Screening and standards for workers getting in the MR room.
After this overview in chapter 7 you should be able:
• To know the Site Access Restrictions.
• To distinguish the different contra-indications and to act properly if patients come for an MRI examination.
• To act in case of Emergency and to know the procedures.
• To describe and apply the local and national regulations regarding access to the MR room.
• To describe the “possible” side effects working in the MR room.
• To know the local regulations: who has access to the MR room.
• To name the different risks directly related to the MR system(s).
• To understand and describe the risk assessment/ limits related working in an MR room during an MR examination.

Safety ch. 8: Patient Managing

Length: 60 minutes

Chapter 8 discussing Patient Managing.
After this overview in chapter 8 you should be able:

. To know the local screening forms.
. To distinguish the different contraindications and to act properly if patients come for an MRI examination.
. To act in case of Emergency and to know the procedures.
. To describe and apply the local and national regulations regarding access to the MR room.
. To explain the patient the side effects they can feel during MR examination.
. To know the local regulations preparing the patient.
. To name the different risks directly related to the MR system(s).
. To understand and describe the risk assessment/ limits related to the MR room during an MR examination.
. To handle the safe position of the patient including the surface coils.

Safety ch. 9: Thermal and Cold Burns

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 9 discussing Thermal and cold Burns.

After this overview in chapter 9 you should be able:

. To distinguish the different contraindications and to act properly if patients come for an MRI examination.
. To act in case of Emergency and to know the procedures.
. To describe and apply the local and national regulations regarding accidents caused by burns.
. To explain the patient, the side effects they can feel during MR examination.
. To name the different risks directly related to the MR system(s).
. To understand and describe the specific burn risks during an MR examination.
. To handle the safe position of the patient including the surface coils and all extra devices
. To know the procedures how to position the extra devices used during the MR examination.

Safety ch. 10: Interventional MRI and Therapeutic Applications

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 10: Interventional MRI and Therapeutic Applications.
After this overview in chapter 10 you should be able:

. To distinguish different Interventional MRI techniques and hybrid modalities.
. To describe the therapeutic applications.
. To name the different risks directly related to Interventional MRI.
. To understand and describe the specific risks during those specific MR examinations.
. To know the procedures how to position the extra devices and accessories used during those interventional MR examinations.

Safety ch. 11: Safety Aspects related to Contrast agents

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 11 discusses safety aspects related to Contrast agents.

After this overview in chapter 11 you should be able:

. To distinguish the contrast agents.
. To describe the contrast agents.
. To name the different risks directly related to contrast agents.
. To understand and describe the specific risks using contrast agents.
. To be aware of the side effects of contrast agents and to act if needed.

Safety ch. 12: Rest Stuff, Repetition and Summary

Length: 60 minutesComplexity: Standard

Chapter 12 involves Rest Stuff, Repetition and Summary.
After this overview in chapter 12 you should be able:

. To have a good overview about MR Safety and to apply and use it.
. To describe the main risks regarding MR Safety.
. To have an idea about the New High Technologies related to MR Safety.
. To understand and describe procedures needed around the MR examination regarding Safety.
. To find the guidelines needed for MRI examinations related to MR Safety.
. Knowledge and understanding about parts of the MR system.
. Knowing the procedures for the fire and life safety aspects.
. To have an overview about a number of accessories which can be used in the MR room.
. To know how to use the educational objectives and training’s needed regarding MR Safety.
. To find on internet your way regarding MR Safety.

At the end of the module you should be:

. to have the skills to handle all MRI Safety items, to explain and describe the items to colleagues, patients and the public.