ACR guidance document on MR safe practices: Updates and critical information 2019

ACR Committee on MR Safety:

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The need for a guidance document on MR safe practices arose from a growing awareness of the MR environment's potential risks and adverse event reports involving patients, equipment, and personnel. Initially published in 2002, the American College of Radiology White Paper on MR Safety established de facto industry standards for safe and responsible practices in clinical and research MR environments. The most recent version addresses new sources of risk of adverse events, increases awareness of dynamic MR environments, and recommends that those responsible for MR medical director safety undergo annual MR safety training. With regular updates to these guidelines, the latest MR safety concerns can be accounted for to ensure a safer MR environment where dangers are minimized. Level of Evidence: 1. Technical Efficacy Stage: 5. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2020;51:331–338.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2020


  • MR
  • MR safety
  • MR safety update

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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