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Public Workshop ? Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety, October 25-26, 2011

Tue, 09/20/2011 - 7:30am
U.S. Food & Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled: "Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Safety Public Workshop." The purpose of the public workshop is to discuss factors affecting the safe use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and approaches to mitigate risks. The overall goal is to discuss strategies to minimize patient and staff risk in the MRI environment. The topics to be discussed are: general MRI safety, ferromagnetic detectors, scanning patients with medical implants, and the impact of innovation on MRI safety concerns. Additional background about Magnetic Resonance Imaging can be found at www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/MedicalImaging/ucm200086.htm

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss factors affecting the safe use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices and approaches to mitigate risks.

For information regarding registration and special accommodations, contact:

Cynthia Garris

Office of Communication, Education, and Radiation Programs

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Bldg 66

Silver Spring, MD 20993

Phone: 301-796-5861

Email: Cynthia.Garris@fda.hhs.gov

For information regarding the program, contact:

Carol Krueger

Office of the Center Director

Center for Devices and Radiological Health

Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Bldg 66, Room 5437 br /> Silver Spring, MD 20993

Phone: 301-796-3241

Email: Carol.Krueger@fda.hhs.gov

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