Image Wisely, a joint initiative of ACR, RSNA, ASRT and AAPM,
provides information to the medical community to promote safety in medical imaging.

Case 14: Fundamental MRI Safety: Electromagnetic (EM) Fields

This Image Wisely Safety Case is designed to enhance learner competence on the physics and physiology underpinnings of many of the contemporary clinical MRI safety considerations in MRI patient care. 

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 

  1. Identify The Three EM Fields Generated by an MRI system.
  2. Describe the Physical Risks Associated with each of the Three EM Fields.
  3. Recognize independence of risk factors and how to manage them individually.

Continuing Education Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The American College of Radiology and Image Wisely. The American College of Radiology is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) to sponsor and/or review Continuing Education programs for Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists. 

The American College of Radiology designates this educational activity as meeting the criteria for up to 1.0 Category A Credit hour(s) of the ARRT.

Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to successfully complete the activity, participants must complete the post-test with a passing score of 80% or higher, a maximum of 3 attempts will be allowed. Upon successful completion of the post-test, participants must complete an activity evaluation and claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity. 

Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the ACR at

Activity Dates:
Release Date: 04/01/2024
Expiration Date: 03/31/2027

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The ACR Disclosure Policy: The American College of Radiology (ACR) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by ACR are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by ACR in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by ACR to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by ACR.

The following planners, managers, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

Dustin A. Gress, MS, FAAPM; Alexis LaCount; William F. Sensakovic, PhD, MRSE, FAAPM; Polina Petrovic, MD (reviewer)

The faculty members (speakers, etc.) have the following identified relevant financial relationships:

Tobias Gilk: Siemens (consultant), Metras (consultant), ZimVie (consultant)

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