MR Safety

The ACR created a multidisciplinary blue-ribbon panel to address critical issues in MR safety. The ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices: 2013 addresses numerous MR safety-related topics such as:
  • Static magnetic field-related issues such as translational and rotational forces on ferromagnetic materials
  • Time-varying magnetic field-related issues such as induced voltage, auditory considerations and thermal issues
  • Personnel qualifications and training
  • Site access restrictions
  • Pregnancy-related issues
  • Guidelines on claustrophobia, anxiety, sedation, analgesia and anesthesia
  • Safety of MR scanning of device patients, such as patients with cardiac pacemakers, implanted auto-defibrillators, etc.
  • MR siting considerations
  • Emergency preparedness planning

Coming soon — ACR Guidance Document on MR Safe Practices: 2019 full manual with updates and critical new information.

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