MR system operator: recommended minimum requirements for performing MRI in human subjects in a research setting

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Apr;41(4):899-902. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24717. Epub 2014 Jul 23.


This article is intended to provide guidelines for the minimum level of safety and operational knowledge that an MR system operator should exhibit in order to safely perform an MR procedure in a human subject in a research setting. This article represents the position of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) regarding this important topic and was developed by members of this society's MR Safety Committee.

Keywords: MR safety; education; guidelines; human; research; training.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research / standards
  • Health Personnel / education
  • Health Personnel / standards*
  • Human Experimentation / standards*
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / adverse effects*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards*
  • Patient Safety / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Safety Management / standards