About this Program

MRI is one of the most effective medical imaging tools for diagnosing and treating patients. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are over 30,000 MRI studies being performed in the United States each year. While MRI is considered one of the safest medical imaging modalities, its super powerful magnet can pose potential injury or risk to patients, relative companions, staff and operators.

The MTMI MRSO comprehensive program is designed to provide educational competency and knowledge to any individuals responsible for safe clinical and technical operations under the MRI environment. This program enhances the hospital and imaging center’s compliance with the Joint Commission requirements relative to the standards provision in medical imaging services. 

This program also includes MR Safety topics assessed by the MRSO Certification Board Examination offered by the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS).*  

*The ABMRS has moved to electronic exam administration. Exam candidates can schedule their exam at a Prometric testing center nearest them on any available date and time. Prometric has test centers worldwide.

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will:

  • Understand the need for advanced MRI safety training
  • Understand the risks posed by the static magnetic field
  • Understand the risks posed by the radiofrequency field
  • Understand the risks posed by the time varying gradients
  • Understand how to interpret MR Conditions and implement necessary protocol changes
  • Consider the technical aspects of neurostimulators and cardiac devices
  • Understand how to respond to various emergencies in the MRI environment
  • Understand risks posed by gadolinium-based contrast agents
  • Review the ACR Manual on MR Safety
  • Understand the proper use and implementation of ferromagnetic detection systems
  • Evaluate MRI safety related case studies
  • Understand the risks related to unique MRI environments
  • Understand the unique aspects of MRI safety related to the pediatric population
  • Review the MRSO certification process including test taking tips


In-person and live webinar options

Day One(times listed in Central Time)
8:00 amStatic Magnetic Fields and Spatially Varying Magnetic Fields
9:00 amTime Varying Magnetic Field
10:00 amTime Varying Radiofrequency Fields
11:15 amImplants, Devices, Objects, and Interpreting IFU's
12:00 pmLunch Break
12:45 pmUpdates in IEC 60601-2-33, ACR Manual on MRI Safety, ACR Manual on Contrast Media
1:15 pmMRI Safety Considerations - Gadolinium - Based Contrast Agents, Pregnancy, Breast-feeding
1:45 pmBreak
2:00 pmMRI Safety Considerations - Engineering Controls (Construction, Shielding, Zones, Equipment)
2:45 pmMRI Safety Considerations - Emergencies, Cryogen Safety, Hybrid Modalities, MRI Safety Audits
3:30 pmAdjourn for the Day
Day Two 
8:00 amMRI Acceptance and Annual Evaluation
9:00 amBo Homogeneity Evaluation
9:30 amRF Coil Evaluation
10:00 amBreak
10:15 amMRI Quality Control
11:15 amLunch
12:00 pmMRI Artifacts - Tissue-related artifacts, Motion-related artifacts, Technique-related artifacts
1:00 pmMRI Protocol Development - Workflow, Scan Protocol considerations
2:00 pmBreak
2:15 pmLow SAR MR Protocol Development 
3:15 pmAdjourn


Who should attend?

Those preparing for the MRSO exam.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Ryan Draeger

Ryan Draeger


Ryan Draeger is an MRI clinical applications specialist for Canon Medical USA.  Ryan is instrumental in training and educating staff in MRI and MRI safety.  He is also credentialed as an MRI safety officer and MRI safety expert through the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with other medical professionals for education and improvement.


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 16.5 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.  


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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 21 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

Seminars/Webinars 8 hours of credit or more

Refunds, minus a $30 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the program will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $30 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the program starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. MTMI recommends that attendees use refundable airline tickets. In case of cancellation of a program for any reason, MTMI is not responsible for travel costs incurred by attendees including non-refundable airline tickets. When offered, WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.