MRI Safety Committee
Andrew Nencka, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Peay, Safety Training email@example.com
Center for Imaging Research
Human Subject Research using MRI at the CIR Flow Chart (PDF)
Shi-Jiang Li, Director
Medical College Office of Research
Investigators who propose to use MRI for research purposes must submit a proposal through their appropriate (local) Institutional Review Board (IRB). The Medical College Office of Research has resources to assist you.
Working with Magnetic Resonance Imaging at FH or CDI
Investigators who propose to use FH or CDI MRI Scanners for research purposes must submit a proposal through the appropriate IRB: Medical College or FH.
MRI Safety Committee approval is required if the proposed research involves the use of MRI which is not standard of care performed on clinical scanners with clinical registered technologists.
Working with Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Medical College
Investigators who propose to use Medical College MRI Scanners for research purposes must submit a proposal through the Office of Research.
The Medical College and the Center for Imaging Research manages the following MRI Scanners for human subject research:
The Medical College and the Center for Imaging Research manages the following MRI Scanner for animal subject research:
MRI Safety Committee approval is required prior to IRB (human studies) or IACUC (animal studies) approval.
MRI Research Using Human Subjects
MRI Research Using Animals
Assistance is available via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Approval is also needed from the Center for Imaging Research if the Medical College scanners are requested.
Investigators and study team personnel must complete MRI Safety Training prior to conducting studies at the Medical College. Application for training.
Investigators who have questions should contact the MRI Safety Committee: email@example.com prior to completing the MRI Safety Form for Human or Animal studies.
Research is monitored for safety at each MRI study session by the MRI Scanner Operators
Research is monitored as needed by the MRI Safety Committee
The MRI Safety Committee has developed Standard Operating Procedures and Policies to guide safe practices.
Questions and concerns may be addressed to the MRI Safety Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
MRI Safety Training is required for study personnel working in the magnetic environment or recruiting human subjects who will enter the magnetic environment. The MRI Safety Training includes a description of the dangers within the magnetic environment and instructions for identifying subjects and equipment that should not enter the magnetic environment
Principal Investigators are required to complete MRI Safety Training as they are ultimately responsible for the safety of the study. The training may be modified depending on the previous MRI experience of the investigator.
The following resources are available to assist you
Office of Research
MRI Safety Training
MRI Safety Standard Operating Procedures and Policies
MRI Safety Committee
ISMRM (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
MRISafety.com (Safety Website managed by Frank Shellock, PhD)