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MR education

San Francisco, Bay Area, USA - "Medical Device MR Safety Specialist" (MRSS)

Date of next seminar: February 6-8 2020
Please pre-register at:
MRI-STaR GmbH & MR:comp GmbH are offering the following seminar to you:

The seminar is especially designed for the MR safety technical interests of auditors and quality/regulatory affairs managers, product and sales managers, R&D managers/engineers.

Including FDA guidance on RF Heating for Multi-Configuration Passive Medical Devices and issues about the MR worker (IEC 60601-2-33 3rd edition) as well as introducing ISO/TS 10974 for active implants 
Dr. rer.nat. H. Kugel Department of Clinical Radiology, University of Munster, Germany
Prof. Dr. W. Zylka
Westphalia University, Campus Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Prof. A. Melzer, M.D., DDS
Institute for Medical Science and Technologies IMSaT, Universities Dundee & St. Andrews, United Kingdom
H. Engels, Ph.D.
MR Safety Consultant, MR:comp and former MR Safety Director Philips Healthcare, The Netherlands
G. Schaefers, Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
MR Safety Testing Laboratory, MR:comp GmbH, Gelsenkirchen, Germany


Seminar day 1 (8:00 to 17:45):

Basics of physics and technical aspects of magnet resonance tomography
  • Hardware (static magnetic field, gradient and RF fields)
  • Physics (image generation, contrasts, artefacts, etc.)
  • Refresh of the physical principle
  • MR Imaging techniques
  • MR image acquisition


Hands-on course "Basics of MR imaging", 2 h lessons MR system handling 
  • Experience the interactions within the static magnetic field!
  • Precautions and behaviour in the MR environment (staff & items)
  • Various experiments: MR imaging (contrasts, artefacts, etc.)


Significant hazards MRI II (MR safety, the MR system and the
MR worker – IEC 60601-2-33)

  • General terms
  • Presentation of hazards
  • Technology of superconductivity and potential risks of cryogens
  • Laser


MR safety and compatibility of medical devices (and items) I / Significant hazards MRI III
  • Interactions of items (incl. implants) within the MR environment (static magnetic field, switched gradient and RF field)
  • Current technical standards & guidance, MR testing methods




Seminar day 2 (8:30 to 17:30):

Computational methods, RF Safety & Implants

  • Research & Trends related to MR safety
  • Numerical simulation and modeling


MRI from clinical view 

  • Diagnostic & therapy
  • Surgery & interventions (biopsies, ablations (RF, laser), etc.)
  • Robotics, navigation, visualisation of implants/ instruments


Hands on course: MR interventions 

  • MR-guided biopsy


Hands on course: MR safety

  • RF-induced heating experiment


Practical training: Behavioral measures in MR routine IV (Implant labeling research)

  • Implant research
  • Case studies


Discussion  with Get together dinner


Seminar day 3 (8:30 to 13:00):

MR safety and compatibility of medical devices II

  • Finding the "worst-case"
  • Labeling of devices for the MR environment


Practical training: Behavioral measures in MR routine IV (Implant labeling research)
  • Implant research
  • Case studies


Assessment of MR safety for patients with implantable medical devices

  • ISO/TS 10974: Requirements for active implantable medical devices 
  • Potential physical relevance for passive device


 Multiple Choice Test for "Medical Device MR Safety Specialist" /Final discussion


Course fee: Please see the options for full attendance and listen&watch attendance in the PDF below for download. Full: 2.245 USD
Students, employees of universities and employees of start-up companies (<3 years) qualify for a 20% discount. Please send in a copy of an appropriate certificate providing your status.
Further on, the seminar includes the script and meals (3 x breakfast snack, 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, warm and cold beverages during the breaks). Place of seminar: tbd, Stanford University, CA, USA. Exact time schedule and venue see invitation and registration form.
We would be pleased to welcome you as attendee!