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What approvals do I need?


Investigators who would like to use Medical College MRI Scanners for research purposes must submit a proposal through the Office of Research to the MRI Safety Committee.  Moreover, depending on the design of the research study being proposed, the investigator may need to obtain approval from additional safety committees, from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) if human subjects will be involved, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) if animals will be involved.  Approval is also needed from the Center for Imaging Research if the Medical College scanners are requested.

Please refer to the guides below for a summary of the approval process for MRI studies involving human subjects or animals:

For information on additional safety committee approval, please visit the Joint Safety Committee web site on MCW’s intranet site by searching for keywords “joint safety” on InfoScope and selecting the link at the top of the page.

For questions or assistance regarding MRI safety and approvals, please email mrisafety@mcw.edu.

Contact the Center for Imaging Research

Phone: 414-955-4956

Fax: 414-955-6562

Email: Carrie O'Connor
coconnor@mcw.edu

CIR Web Site

Contact the MRI Safety Committee

Email: mrisafety@mcw.edu

Chair: Andrew Nencka, PhD
anencka@mcw.edu

Safety Training:
Julie Peay jpeay@mcw.edu

MRI Safety Web Site

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