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MR Safety Week 2021

MR Safety is important all year round but we use MR Safety week (the last week in July) to remind ourselves of important advice and best practice and to prevent accidents happening.

In 2021 we are raising awareness by focusing on highlighting aspects of the terminology behind MR safety. This includes revisiting the terms, and the recent change of the addition of a new “MR unlabelled” term.

Our three new safety advice sheets will be published each day on this page during the week from Monday 26 July 2021.

Please share with your teams, print off and use to discuss MR safety in your setting. Help to keep your patients, yourselves and your equipment safe throughout the year.

Day 1 Terminology               Day 2 MR Unlabelled

Advice sheet 1: Terminology          Advice sheet 2: MR Unlabelled             

 

Day 3 Myths and Maths comp

Advice sheet 3: Myths and Maths

 

 

MR Safety Week 2020

In 2020 we focussed on the learning that can be gained from real-life incidents, what went wrong and how processes were subsequently improved. 

Please share with your teams, print off and use to discuss MR safety in your setting. Help to keep your patients, yourselves and your equipment safe throughout the year.

D1 - Anaes - Final_R                       D2 - trolley - Final_R                   

Day 1 Anaesthesia and Sedation             Day 2: MR Unsafe Equipment

  D3 - Linac - Final_R                      D4 - Stimulators - Final_R

Day 3 Safety in the MR Linear                 Day 4: Neuromodulation

Accelerator department     

 

Each day during MR safety week in 2019 we issued safety advice sheets. You may download the advice sheets below. 

MR Safety Week Day 1             MR Safety Week Day 2             MR Safety Week Day 3

Day 1: Active Implants                  Day 2: Cardiac Pacemakers           Day 3: Cochlear Implants  

 

MR Safety Week Day 4            MR Safety Week Day 5

Day 4: Neuro-Stimulators             Day 5: Deep-Brain Stimulators                

 

MR Safety week 2018

In MR Safety week 2018 the BIR MR SIG published a series of short advice sheets that briefly describe commonly encountered MR Conditions, why they are important and where to find some further information. 

 MR safety week 3

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MR Safety podcast 2017

Alan Bainbridge on MR Safety

MRI safety is vital all year round, but MRI Safety Week is a chance to raise awareness of safety issues and check that correct procedures are in place. In this podcast, Alan Bainbridge talks through recent advances in MRI safety, ways to minimise risk and, importantly, what radiologists, radiographers and physicists should be focusing on in MRI Safety week.

Dr Alan Bainbridge is Chair of the BIR MRI Safety Working party and is Head of MRI Physics at University College Hospital. He has a special interest in neonatal MRI and spectroscopy.

 

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