MR Safety

MRI Safety Week

Radiation Safety Week 2019 banner Revised

MRI Safety week is held every year in the last week of July. This week raises awareness about best practice and safety in MR.

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


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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