This training is required for all faculty, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students who will work in the MRI Lab. It is required for all personnel who will work in Zones 3 and 4 in the MRI Suite. This course provides an understanding of MRI hazards, safety zones, safety policies, and procedures for emergencies within the MRI Suite.
Individuals who complete this course and pass the test are categorized as Level 1 MRI Personnel and may: enter unescorted into Zone 2 and 3 in the MRI Lab; observe and assist the MRI Technologist/ Operator; and serve as a backup emergency responder during MRI scans. Level 1 personnel must hold a valid CPR card. Level 1 trained personnel may not operate the MRI scanner or conduct non-emergency support activities in Zone 4.
This course is a pre-requisite to attend the Level 2 MRI Safety Training course.
This training is required for all faculty, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students who will work in the MRI Lab as the second person in the Console Control Room (Zone 3). This course provides an increased level of safety and operational training, including participant screening, medical device and implant safety, other safety issues related to the potential for thermal loading or burns, and correct use of the Mednovus ferromagnetic wanding device.
Individuals who have completed Level 2 Safety Training and passed the test can: conduct the initial safety screening on research participants; conduct adjunct safety screening using the Mednovus ferromagnetic wanding device; enter unescorted into Zones 1, 2, 3, and 4; and are allowed electronic access in to the MRI Lab (Zones 1 and 2). Level 2 trained personnel must hold a valid CPR card. Level 2 trained personnel may not operate the MRI scanner.
The MRI Technologist and individuals trained in MRI Safety at Level 1 or Level 2 must have a valid CPR certification through either the Red Cross or the American Heart Association. This training is periodically offered by the environmental Health and Safety Office, or the individual may obtain training from a certified outside instructor.