MRI Safety: A Primer for Healthcare Professionals - RAD15

MRI Safety: A Primer for Healthcare Professionals

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.6 / 477 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Radiologic Technology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


The magnetic resonance environment has specific safety concerns related to the size and strength of magnetic fields and radiofrequency energy. Medical devices and ferromagnetic objects may malfunction within the magnetic field or pose a projectile risk, which could cause harm or injury to patients and staff. Controlling access to the MR environment and properly screening patients prevents accidents and reduces risks for injury. Personnel within the MR environment are identified as MR personnel and non-MR personnel. MR personnel are classified further by level of safety education. Only MR personnel with sufficient training and education are authorized to perform the final screening of patients entering the MR environment and access the MR equipment. Maintaining the safety and security of the MR environment also requires specific plans for facility design and emergency preparedness.


The goal of this continuing education module is to educate and inform magnetic resonance (MR) technologists and other healthcare professionals about the importance of safety in the MR environment, and describe recommendations for preventing accidents and injuries related to MR imaging (MRI). After studying the information here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic principles of MR technology
  • List the potential hazards and risks associated with MRI
  • Recognize guidelines and recommendations associated with MRI safety
  • Explain appropriate screening procedures for patients undergoing MRI

Approval Information
This course is intended for imaging and radiation therapists.
This activity is approved for Category A continuing education credit by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 7/25/2017 to 8/1/2020.
This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.

Course Originally Released on: 10/11/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/11/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/1/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Debra J - Cleveeland, TX  ·  Oct 17, 2019
Not really sure to what extent I would need this, except that I learned more about MRI Safety.
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Cheryl H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Oct 10, 2019
Very well presented MRI material
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Sybil S - Conroe, TX  ·  Sep 26, 2019
The course was quit lengthy yet very informative.
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Lynn M - Plano, TX  ·  Sep 19, 2019
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Charles B - PEARLAND, TX  ·  Sep 16, 2019
Excellent safety information
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00