2018 Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety
Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D.
The internationally acclaimed series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants, and Devices: 2018 Edition (13 ISBN 978-0-9891632-3-1), continues to be the most indispensable MRI safety textbook for radiologists, MRI technologists, and facility managers. This textbook includes fully updated guidelines and recommendations from the latest information in the peer-reviewed literature as well as documents developed by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Medical Devices Agency (MDA), and the Institute for Magnetic Resonance, Safety, Education and Research (IMRSER). Features of the 2018 Edition include patient screening forms in English and Spanish and guidelines for scanning patients with electronically-activated devices.
Reference Manual Description
This internationally acclaimed, annually revised, and fully updated textbook series is a comprehensive information resource that includes guidelines and recommendations for MRI safety and patient management. The content is based on the latest peer-reviewed publications, labeling information from medical device companies, findings from scientific investigations, as well as documents developed by professional and governmental organizations.
Reference Manual Features
Importantly, this textbook is a vital source of information for implants and devices evaluated for MRI-related issues. "The List" contains tabulated data for thousands of objects, including products tested at 3-Tesla. The scope of the content covers the full range of implants and devices encountered in patients referred for MRI procedures.
Section I presents fully updated safety guidelines and recommendations.
Section II has the latest information for implants, devices, and materials tested for the MRI environment.
New information about the use of ferromagnetic detection systems in the MRI environment
An Appendix provides website information for a few hundred biomedical companies to facilitate finding the latest company information for implants and devices.
"The List" has information for thousands of objects, including implants tested at 3-Tesla.