Implementation of a comprehensive MR safety course for medical students

Steffen Sammet*, Christina L. Sammet

*Corresponding author for this work

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This review article proposes the design of an educational magnetic resonance (MR) safety course for instructing medical students about basic MR and patient-related safety. The MR safety course material can be implemented as a traditional didactic or interactive lecture in combination with hands-on safety demonstrations. The goal of the course is to ensure that medical students receive a basic understanding of MR principles and safety considerations. This course will prepare medical students for patient screening and safety consultations when ordering MR studies. A multiple-choice exam can be used to document the proficiency in MR safety of the medical students. The course can be used by various medical school programs and may help to ensure consistent quality of teaching materials and MR safety standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1478-1486
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015


  • MRI
  • education
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • medical students
  • quality assurance
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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