ISMRM Workshop on MR Safety: RF Heating of the Human in MRI

Venue: Washington County: Historic Courthouse

Location: Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 15, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 17, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 27, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 01, 2010
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An MR Safety Workshop focused on RF Heating will be convened in the Twin Cities area resort town of Stillwater, MN, October 15-17, 2010, just in time for the fall colors. The trend toward higher magnetic fields for biomedical diagnostics and research has led to concerns about commensurate RF power requirements and consequential RF heating. To confront these concerns with a more fundamental, collective, and comprehensive understanding, this ISMRM sponsored MR Safety Workshop will address the physics, physiology, measurement, management, and regulation of RF Heating resulting from MRI of the human body.

Needs are great to recognize RF heating resulting from the MRI exam, and to understand RF heating induced by RF field coupling to biomedical leads and devices. To more fully and directly address these needs, twenty one of the world’s foremost scientists in this field have been recruited from government, academic and industry laboratories to present in this workshop.

Audience Description:

Physicians, Physicists, Engineers, Technologists, Radiographers and anyone interested in or responsible for safety in MR imaging and spectroscopy.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

●Better understand SAR and RF Heating in the MRI exam.

●Ask questions about current safety guidelines and practices.

●Consider new answers for better RF safety assurance in the future.


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