OAMRS Virtual MRI Safety Symposium | November 19, 2022

The 2022 Virtual MRI Safety Symposium is coming November 19! Be sure to reserve your spot today to gain access to important safety presentations given by leading experts in the field of magnetic resonance imaging.


This year, the Symposium will include presentations from renowned experts in their fields such as Bill Faulkner, B.S., MRT (R)(MR), FSMRT, MRSO (MRSCTM) of William Faulkner & Associates, LLC, Jeff Frimeth, M.Sc., MCCPM, CIIP, MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM), CDIP, President and Chief Medical Physicist at JF Medical Physics Inc., as well as Dr. Nathan Yanasak, PhD, and Associate Professor at Augusta University, Tobias Gilk, MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM), M. Arch, and Amanda Pauley, BHSc., MRT (R), MRT (MR), MHM, MRI Technologist at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.

OAMRS 2022 Virtual MRI Safety Symposium | November 19, 2022

Total: 5.5 CE hours/5.0 ASRT CME credits

  8:45 am -      9:00 am



 Welcome and Opening Remarks
 Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences

 0.25 CE   Hours

 0.0 ASRT   CME   Credits

  9:00 am -     10:00 am  



 Organizational Management of MR Safety
 William Faulkner, B.S., MRT (R)(MR), FSMRT, MRSO (MRSCTM)
 William Faulkner & Associates, LLC

Bill Faulkner is a Radiologic Technologist with advanced certification in MRI and CT. He is also credentialed by the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety as an MR Safety Officer. In his presentation, Bill will address the roles of MR Medical Director, MR Safety Officer and MR Safety Expert as it relates to an effective MR safety program. Upon completion of his presentation, the attendee will be able to define and describe the roles of each position covered.

 1.0 CE   Hours

 1.0 ASRT   CME   Credits

  10:00 am -    10:15 am


   10:15 am -     11:15 am



 Perspectives on Legalities of MRI Safety and Implementing
 Within Your Facility

 Jeff Frimeth, M.Sc., MCCPM, CIIP, MRSO, (MRSCTM), CDIP

Jeff Frimeth is President and Chief Medical Physicist of JF Medical Physics. He is a Diagnostic Radiological Medical Physicist specializing in working with facilities in establishing, maintaining and improving image quality and radiation safety. For his presentation, Jeff will discuss aspects of MRI safety pertaining to Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act. He will also provide attendees with his own anecdotal experience in working with MRI facilities.              

 1.0 CE   Hours

 1.0 ASRT   CME   Credits

   11:15 am -       11:30 am


  11:30 am -      12:30 pm



 MRI Safety and Device Scenarios
 Tobias Gilk, MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM), M. Arch

Tobias Gilk has dedicated much of the last 20 years of his professional career to MRI safety. He has twice served on the ACR's MRI Safety Committee and contributed to a number of publications by that group. He is a founding Board Member and past Chair of the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS). In his upcoming presentation, Tobias will take a look at overall MRI safety in the recent past and look specifically at identifying and managing risks associated with implants and devices.

 1.0 CE   Hours

 1.0 ASRT   CME   Credits

   12:30 pm -     1:30 pm


   1:30 pm -      2:30 pm



 MRI Artifacts: Something Old, Something New
 Nathan Yanasak, PhD; Associate Professor,
 Department of Radiology and Imaging
 Augusta University

Dr. Yanasak is an MRI scientist, and the director of radiology resident physics education and interim director of the MRI research facility at Augusta University. In this presentation, Dr. Yanasak will discuss common, yet complicated, artifacts arising from the use of non-cartesian and parallel imaging-based MRI methods. Dr. Yanasak will discuss artifact appearance in actual clinical scenarios.

 1.0 CE   Hours

 1.0 ASRT   CME Hours

    2:30 pm -      2:45 pm


   2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  

 Cardiac MRI - 3T vs 1.5T
 Amanda Pauley, BHSc., MRT (R), MRT (MR), MHM

Amanda is an MRI Technologist at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. She specializes  in cardiac and breast imaging. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the alternative measures that are being used to decrease delays of diagnosis caused by increased wait-times in imaging. Amanda will compare the protocols of 3T cardiac MRI vs. 1.5T cardiac MRI,  as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

 1.0 CE   Hours

 1.0 ASRT   CME   Credits

                                                    3:45 pm -      4:00 pm  

 Concluding Remarks
 Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences

 0.25 CE   Hours

 0.0 ASRT   CME   Credits


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11/19/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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