About this Program

This program is designed for those individuals that anticipate fulfilling the role of MR Safety Expert and serve as a resource for the MR Safety officers and MR Medical Director.  The MR Safety Expert is intended to possess knowledge and understanding of the physics related to MR safety issues, and to provide guidance for those working in the MR industry.  This program will provide you with the knowledge you will need to proceed to the next level and prepare you for the MRSE certification exam.

It seems likely that the majority of MRSO’s will be MR technologists, and the majority of MRSEs will be MR physicists. However, at this time, it is not a requirement of the ABMRS, and as of today, there are no specific requirements, achievements, education, or certification requirements as to who can apply to take the MRSO or MRSE examinations. The MRMD examination is designed for licensed physicians.


Note:  This program is not affiliated with the ABMRS.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the MRI safety considerations for MR static magnetic fields, time varying magnetic field and time varying radiofrequency fields.
  • Review the accreditation and regulatory considerations regarding MR safety.
  • Describe the engineering controls for MR safety when considering MR construction and shielding design, MR safety zones and MR safety equipment.
  • Identify MR safety considerations when conducting MR procedures.
  • Become familiar with MRI safety considerations for administrative controls which include MR safety training, signage and labeling, access control and importance of MR Safety Committee.


In-person and live webinar options

8:00 am

MRI Safety for Medical Physicists and MRI Scientists - Introduction                                                                                 

8:15 am

Static Magnetic Field                               

9:15 amTime Varying Radiofrequency Fields
10:15 amBreak
10:30 am

Time Varying Magnetic Fields                 

12:00 pmLunch 
12:30 pm

MRI Safety – Accreditation and Regulatory Considerations                                 

1:00 pm

MRI Safety - Considerations for Engineering Controls

  • MR construction and shielding design
  • MR safety zones
  • MR safety equipment
2:00 pm

MRI Safety - Considerations for Administrative Controls

  • MR safety training
  • Signs and labels
  • Access control
  • MR safety committee
3:00 pmBreak
3:15 pm

MRI Safety – Considerations for Procedural Controls                                                           

  • MR safety screening
  • Implants, devices, objects
  • Patient positioning
  • Claustrophobia, anxiety, distress

MRI Safety - Special Considerations

  • Pregnancy considerations
  • Emergencies in the MRI environment
  • Cryogen safety
4:45 pmQ & A
5:00 pmAdjourn


Who should attend?

This webinar is provided as a Navy Inservice.

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Max Amurao

Max Amurao


Max has been in the Medical Physics field for over 20 years. In addition to being heavily involved in Medical Physics education, his clinical practice encompasses Diagnostic Medical Physics, Nuclear Medical Physics, Therapeutic Medical Physics, Radiation and MRI Safety, as well as Laser Safety. He currently serves as the Radiation Safety Officer for Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.  He also has faculty appointments in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology as well as the Radiation Oncology Department. 


Accredited training programs


This program provides 8 hours of continuing education for medical physicists. The program has been approved by CAMPEP for Medical Physics Continuing Education Credit (MPCEC) for qualified medical physicists.

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 9.5 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.  


Convenient payment options available

AudiencePriceEarly PriceMember PriceMember Early Price
Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert (Inservice)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00

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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 4 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.