BIR Magnetic Resonance

The Magnetic Resonance Special Interest Group (SIG) advises the BIR on all matters relating to magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.

The SIG also provides comment and advice regarding regulatory and research developments relating to MRI.

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MR Safety week July 2020

BIR Safety Campaign 2020

Safety is important all year round but we use MR Safety week (the last week in July) to remind ourselves of important advice and best practice and to ensure prevent accidents happening again.


In 2020 we are raising awareness by focusing on the learning that can be gained from real-life incidents, what went wrong and how processes were subsequently improved. Four new safety advice sheets have been published, each one focousing on a specicfic case.

Please share with your teams, print off and use to discuss MR safety in your setting. Help to keep your patients, yourselves and your equipment safe throughout the year.

Safety Advice sheets from 2018, 2019 and 2020 are all available for you to download.


Top picks from recent issues of BJR

Spinal metastasis: diagnosis, management and follow-up

Magnetic resonance enterography features of small bowel Crohn’s disease activity: an inter-rater reliability study of small bowel active inflammation in clinical practice setting

Developing patient-centred MRI safety culture: a quality improvement report  


Latest SIG News  -  July 2020

It has been an unprecedented year of change and adapted ways of working and the SIG’s meeting on 10 June really reflected this! The management group met via Vidoeconference and almost everyone ‘attended’ and contributed positively.

The BIR has moved quickly to adapt its Education programme and many events will now be put on in a virtual format.  In addition the Institute has produced a brilliant webinar series on COVID-19. These have all been free of charge and are available to view in our Online Learning Library.

We also have a dedicated  COVID-19 resources  page on our website. 

The BIR Annual Congress has also been adapted and will be a virtual event for the first time, taking place over three days 4 – 6 November 2020.  The exciting programme will cover:

  • Leadership and wellbeing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Oncology
  • Patient protection

The Congress this year is free forBIR members, so don’t miss out!

The SIG are organising three exciting virtual events in 2020:

For MR Safety week –27 to 31 July– the SIG have produced a series of case studies that focus on incidents, outcomes and the changes implemented in response - see above.




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