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Task Group No. 345 - Medical Device Considerations for MR Safety Experts (TG345)

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  1. Briefly review the role and expectations of the QMP as MR safety expert consultant with emphasis on assessment and formulation of a plan of action for patient scanning in the presence of devices or medical implants.
  2. Review relevant physics for understanding MR safety concerns of medical devices and implants.
  3. Review published literature & standards for medical device and implant evaluation in MR environment.
  4. Outline methods and promote best practices for evaluating medical devices for use in patients as well as reporting of results by QMP.
  5. Outline methods and promote best practices for QMP evaluation of risk in patients with implanted medical devices (active and passive) as well as reporting and communication considerations with staff
    and/or clinicians.
  6. Outline general considerations and approaches to modifying MR acquisitions to accommodate conditions for MR safety versus imaging quality or indication.
  7. Identify potential pitfalls and areas requiring research or better standardization
  8. Provide recommended standard operating procedures and checklists for specific device categories (with examples).
  9. Publish a Task Group report.

Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020
Committee Keywords: No Keywords Entered

Board of Directors
Science Council  [Status]
Imaging Physics Committee  [Status]
Magnetic Resonance SC  [Status]
Working Group on Magnetic Resonance Safety  [Status]
TG345 - Medical Device Considerations for MR Safety Experts  [Status]
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R. Jason Stafford
Task Group Chair

2020 Roster

(dates shown below are start and end dates of position.)

=complete and up-to-date, =incomplete conflict of interest statement.
VOTING AppointmentsThere are 6 voting members.

up-to-dateHeidi A. Edmonson, PhD

12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateSamuel A. Einstein, PhD

12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateJoseph Och, MS

12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateAnshuman Panda, PhD

12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateEric S. Paulson, PhD

12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020 Member

up-to-dateR. Jason Stafford, PhD

12/19/2019 - 12/31/2020 Task Group Chair
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 0 non-voting members and guests.
HQ Team Appointed to CommitteeThere are 0 staff.