MRI Safety Assessment

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners are vital to help diagnose medical conditions and plan treatments. Although an MRI scan is a painless and safe procedure, hazards associated with these machines can lead to serious injury or even death if appropriate safety procedures are not followed. 

This online assessment enables staff to check their understanding of MRI safety hazards and how to avoid adverse incidents. It is aimed particularly at people seeking to be approved as ‘Authorised Supervisors’ or 'Authorised Workers'. Both these groups receive training so that they can take responsibility for their own safety within the MR environment;  Authorised Supervisors can also take responsibility for the safety of other people.

The assessment was created by Dr. Geoff Charles-Edwards, Principal Clinical Scientist in magnetic resonance physics at Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, with support from other MR physicists and radiographers in King’s Health Partners.  

Simply click on 'Enrol' below to access the assessment , or click 'View course' if you are returning to view it again.