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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Read more about management group members 


MR Safety week July 2019 

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Top picks from recent issues of BJR

Will MRI of gastrointestinal function parallel the clinical success of cine cardiac MRI?

Caroline Hoad, Christopher Clarke, Luca Marciani,Martin John Graves,  and  Maura Corsetti.

Clinical 7 T MRI: Are we there yet? A review about magnetic resonance imaging at ultra-high field

Giuseppe Barisano, Farshid Sepehrband,  Samantha Ma,Kay Jann,Ryan Cabeen,  Danny J Wang, Arthur W Toga,and Meng Law

3D volumetric MR arthrographic assessment of shoulder joint capacity in patients with primary adhesive capsulitis

 Hayri Ogul, Nurmuhammet Tas, Kutsi Tuncer, Gokhan Polat, Yasemin Ogul, Berhan Pirimoglu and Mecit Kantarci.


Latest SIG News  - February 2019

The group had the first meeting of 2019 on 5 February. They heard about the new Resource Sharing Platform that the BIR hope to launch in the next few months. This will be a membership benefit and will give access to various resources, including guidance documents, policy documents and templates, with a view to avoiding duplication and improving best practice.

The SIG welcomed a new member to the management group. Rachel Watt is an MRI Superintendent Radiographer based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Events/Courses planned:

 Other news:

  • The SIG are preparing an initiative to promote MR Safety Week during 22-28 July 2019.
  • MR Safety Training Working Party – the funding for the project has now been agreed and is supported by representatives from the BIR, IPEM, SCoR and BAMRR. The first module on emergencies will be available through eLfH soon.


Podcasts of interest:

 Guidance and Updates





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