MRI Safety & Training


MRI Safety Training

Requirements for MRI Safety Training

 

Your lab must have one of the following:

 

An active MRI study here at the ALBMC

A study must be submitted and under review by BMC faculty

 
Click here to submit a study to the ALBMC database (requires a database account)
 

Volunteer Researchers ONLY
Must complete the UCLA Hospital Volunteer Office On-Boarding

 

How to sign up for MRI Safety Training
(after the above requirements are met)

 

Request a ALBMC database account here 

 

Once your account has been approved, your PI will need to add you to his/her personnel list in order for you to be linked to your group’s study (if you are the PI, you will not need to do this).

 

Contact Lead MRI Technologist Trent Thixton to request for MRI safety training.

 

Volunteer Researchers ONLY
You must include a copy of your Clinical Research Volunteer SOD Form_BMCVersion referral when requesting training.

 

MRI Safety Training Details

 

Safety training is a 3 step process and typically takes 2-3 weeks to complete.

 

MRI Safety Manual review, viewing the MRI Safety DVD and MRI Safety quiz

After studying the ALBMC MRI Safety Manual online, you will come to the Brain Mapping Center for a 1.5 hour session in which you will watch a 1 hour MRI Safety DVD which will be followed by a quiz.

Click to link to the ALBMC MRI Safety Manual

 

MRI Scanner Orientation

After passing the MRI Safety quiz, you will be scheduled for a scanner orientation session that will include reviewing MRI Safety issues in the MRI environment AND some basic MRI equipment operation.

 

Volunteer Researchers ONLY
Your Volunteer Office on-boarding must be complete before the Step 2 Orientation. You must submit a copy of your Volunteer Assignment Referral Slip to Trent Thixton to proceed with training.

 

Final MRI Safety Walk-through

After your MRI Scanner Orientation is completed you will then schedule a “Final Safety Walk-through” with one of our Faculty members (contact information for scheduling the walk-through will be given out at the completion of the MRI Scanner session).

This is typically a 15 minute Question and Answer session in which you will be asked questions relevant to MRI safety.

 

 

Annual MRI Safety Training Re-Certification

 

Once a year (on or before the anniversary of your MRI Safety Certification date) you will need to recertify. This is done online via the Brain Mapping Database.

 

Download and review the MRI Safety Manual
 

Log onto the BMC Database
 

At the left side of the screen you will see "Safety", click the "MR Safety Recertification" link and take the quiz.