MRI Safety Week
MR Safety Week 2020
This year 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. Our four new safety advice sheets will be published each day during the week from Tuesday 28 July focusing on a specific 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.
Day 1 Anaesthesia and Sedation Day 2: MR Unsafe Equipment
Day 3 Safety in the MR Linear Day 4: Neuromodulation
Each day during MR safety week in 2019 we issued safety advice sheets. You may download the advice sheets below.
Day 1: Active Implants Day 2: Cardiac Pacemakers Day 3: Cochlear Implants
Day 4: Neuro-Stimulators Day 5: Deep-Brain Stimulators
MR Safety week 2018
In MR Safety week 2018 the BIR MR SIG published a series of short advice sheets that briefly describe commonly encountered MR Conditions, why they are important and where to find some further information.
MR Safety podcast 2017
Alan Bainbridge on MR Safety
MRI safety is vital all year round, but MRI Safety Week is a chance to raise awareness of safety issues and check that correct procedures are in place. In this podcast, Alan Bainbridge talks through recent advances in MRI safety, ways to minimise risk and, importantly, what radiologists, radiographers and physicists should be focusing on in MRI Safety week.
Dr Alan Bainbridge is Chair of the BIR MRI Safety Working party and is Head of MRI Physics at University College Hospital. He has a special interest in neonatal MRI and spectroscopy.