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MRI Safety & Training


MRI Safety Training

Anyone involved in running an experiment on or around the 3T scanner is required to take the MRI safety training course.

Next safety trainings (to be held in room 46-4062 or 46-4199):

  • TBD

If you plan to attend, please email Steve Shannon. Please bring a pen and be prepared to stay for 2 hrs. The class will start with a safety video, lecture, and quiz. If you are not present at the start of the video you will be asked to attend at a later date.

In general, safety trainings at MIT are held every two weeks and the date, time, and location is announced a few days in advance.


Martinos Imaging Center MRI Safety and Operations Training Manual [html]

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1. Emergency Information for the MR Area [pdf] [html]

2. Hazards of the MR Environment [pdf] [html]

3. MR Suite Safety Rules [pdf] [html]

4. Screening Subjects for MRI Compatibility [pdf] [html]

5. MR System Operation & Safety Training [pdf] [html]

6. Running Protocols [pdf] [html]

7. Pre-scan Check-Off List [pdf]

8. Certified to Scan Check-Off List [pdf]

9. Subject Screening Form [pdf]

10. Visitor/Researcher Screening Form [pdf]

11. Acknowledgement of Reading and Understanding [pdf]


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