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 2019 

Download our Safety Advice sheets  which were produced for this awareness-raising week.

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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 2019

The group had a lively and productive meeting on 2 July 2019. Main items for discussion were:

  • The Sharing Platform was progressing well and all was on track to launch this excellent new membership benefit in late September. This should prove to be a great help to members, giving access to a number of resources like guidance documents, policy documents and templates. 
  • They were advised about the online video project which was being developed. This is another exciting new project which will provide a series of online modules covering a range of subjects. It is planned to launch the first module on Radiation Safety in January, followed by a module on Dose.  This SIG will help to develop the next module on MRI safety.  
  • BJR – we are happy to report that the journal’s Impact Factor has increased to 1.939
  • BIR Annual Congress 2019 – taking place on 7/8 November 2019 at etc Venues, County Hall London.  Spaces are booking up fast so reserve your place soon!

The SIG have organised two excellent meetings this year:

  • Imaging in suspected physical abuse – February 2019 – the event received excellent feedback from delegates
  • BIR MRI Course: Neuroimaging – March 2019 – the course had been very well received and may well be expanded to a two-day course for 2020.

Coming up:

Other news:

  • For MR Safety Week in July, the SIG produced a series of fact sheets (see above).
  • MR Safety Training Working Party – the first module on emergencies is on track to launch through eLfH in September.
  • MR Planning and acceptance of new MRI installations Working Party – working with NHS England to develop an update to the health building notice on diagnostic radiology. It is intended to publish the document in BJR in due course.


Guidance and Updates





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