MRI safety

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MRI Safety

In a joint collaboration with the NHS Education for Scotland, Health Education England and UK MRI professional organisations, the first online MRI safety module, ‘Managing Patients Undergoing Anaesthesia in the MRI Unit’, has been developed. This resource is aimed at MRI staff working with anaesthetic teams and the unconscious patient. This resource is suitable for a range of personnel, including radiographers, radiologists, physicists, clinical scientists, trainees and other associated relevant staff.

The module offers fundamental MRI safety knowledge and helps to develop professional expertise in MRI safety hazards and risk management. It also specifies MRI safety guidelines and legislation. Staff undertaking the module can record it in their CPD portfolios for professional accreditation and regulatory (HCPC) CPD purposes. It directly addresses the MHRA recommendation that an MR unit should maintain a list of all MR Authorised personnel together with full details of their training and certification:

MRI Safety Module