Obtaining Research MRI Safety Approval
As of June 22, 2019, MRI-related questions are now be placed directly into the AUA and PRO eBridge SmartForms, thereby eliminating the need for a separate MRI Safety application. With this, the MRI Committee review process is also be integrated into eBridge. For more information regarding the integration project, please visit the MRI Integration web page.
MRI Research Involving Human Subjects
- Human research projects involving MRI and being reviewed by the MCW/Froedtert Hospital IRB will be required to complete the MRI-related questions located in Section 10B of the PRO SmartForm. Research MRI Safety Committee approval is required before the PRO SmartForm will be reviewed by the MCW/Froedtert Hospital IRB Office.
- If human research projects involving MRI will be reviewed by a non-MCW/Froedtert Hospital IRB, a separate MRI Safety application will need to be submitted.
- MRI Human Submission Form (DOCX)
MRI Research Involving Animal Subjects
- Animal studies involving MRI and being reviewed by the MCW IACUC will be required to complete the MRI-related questions located in Section N of the AUA SmartForm. Upon submission of the AUA, Research MRI Safety Committee and IACUC review will occur concurrently.
- If animal studies involving MRI will be reviewed by a non-MCW IACUC (VA, MU, UWM), a separate MRI Safety application will need to be submitted.
- MRI Animal Submission Form (DOCX)
MRI Research Involving Ex Vivo Tissues
- Studies involving the scanning of ex vivo tissues require approval from the MRI Research Safety Committee. Please contact the MRI Research Safety Office (MRIresearch@mcw.edu) to obtain an application.
Froedtert Hospital: Office of Clinical Research and Innovative Care Compliance (OCRICC) (414) 805-4082
Children's Wisconsin: Office of Corporate Compliance Children's Hospital and Health System
(CHHS) Diane Bauer at (414) 266-6237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
Safety Training: Amy Ostrowski, BS, RT(R)(MR)(ARRT), MRSO (MRSC™) firstname.lastname@example.org or Marlys Oravec, RT (R)(M)(MR)ARRT LPN 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)