New elfH MRI course launched

10 November 2021

The BIR is one of a team of organisations that have developed a new elearning programme on MRI safety in conjunction with elearning for healthcare. Structured around the needs of specific MR safety roles, this new programme explores the hazards associated with the use of MRI equipment and offers guidance on best practice to protect patients and staff.

MRI safety includes 6 sessions which each take approximately 30 minutes to complete and cover the following topics: 

  • Introduction and safety framework overview
  • The static magnetic field
  • Radiofrequency and gradient magnetic fields
  • MRI screening
  • MRI emergencies
  • Gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents

On completion of the programme, learners will be able to download a certificate of completion and a record of their activity to add to their CPD portfolio.

Supplementary sessions for referrers and colleagues working in other MR safety roles will be available later this year.

MRI Safety has been developed in partnership with:  

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) 
  • British Association of Magnetic Resonance Radiographers (BAMRR) 
  • British and Irish Chapter of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (BICISMRM) 
  • British Institute of Radiology (BIR) 
  • British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) 
  • Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) 
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) 
  • MRI safety matters 
  • The Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of GB and Ireland (NACCS) 
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) 
  • Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) 

For more information and to access the new sessions, please visit the MRI Safety programme page.


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