MRI Safety Forms and FAQs
Download (this may take a moment) and complete the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) forms as needed.
If you need to amend the study and have used a previous version of the forms, please complete a new form.
If you need to amend the study and have used the current SOP form, make the changes and re-submit the form.
SOP Human Subject Research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (DOCX)
SOP Animal Subject Research using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) (DOCX)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Screening form for Research Subjects (PDF)
Gadolinium Use for Research Screening form (PDF)
Frequently asked questions about which forms to use—and other related questions—for research using MRI at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are listed below. If you need further assistance or have questions please contact us.
FH: Office of Clinical Research and Innovative Care Compliance (OCRICC) (414) 805-4082
CHW: Office of Corporate Compliance Children's Hospital and Health System
(CHHS) Diane Bauer at (414) 266-6237 or email@example.com
The MRI Scanner Operators have the authority to stop a study session if they deem there is a significant safety risk to continue.
Research is additionally monitored as needed by the Research MRI Safety Committee, whose mission is to foster an environment for the safe use of MRI in research at MCW. This includes ensuring properly trained personnel are on site, equipment is being operated safely, and that subjects are adequately screened for safety.
Questions and concerns may be addressed to the Research MRI Safety Committee: MRIresearch@mcw.edu
Applications for research must be submitted to the IRB (Human subjects) or the IACUC (Animal Subjects) and the appropriate MRI Research form completed (see top of page.)
Approval for use of the Medical College of Wisconsin scanners in the FH Pavilion and or the MFRC building is required from the Center for Imaging Research (CIR).
Approval for use of Froedtert, Children's or other affiliated MRI scanners must be obtained from those institutions.
MRI Research Using Human Subjects (DOCX)
MRI Research Using Animals (DOCX)
Assistance is available via MRIresearch@mcw.edu
Approval is also needed from the Center for Imaging Research (CIR) if the Medical College of Wisconsin scanners are requested.
Principal Investigators who will conduct research using the MCW scanner(s) are required to complete MRI Safety Training as they are ultimately responsible for the safety of the study. Training may be modified depending on the previous MRI experience of the investigator.
General Inquiries: MRIresearch@mcw.edu
Chair: Andrew Nencka, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety Training: Steve Jankowski, BS RT (R)(MR) email@example.com
Office of Research
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Imaging Research (CIR)
Debra Keiler email@example.com
(414) 955-6562 (fax)