Accreditation makes two promises, that their particular flavor is an assurance of both quality and safety. But when it comes to MRI accreditation criteria there are typically vast differences in how detailed MRI image quality criteria are, and how general MRI safety criteria are. Often accreditation minimums for MRI don’t meet CMS conditions of participation necessary for a site to maintain for Medicare/Medicaid/Tricare reimbursement.
This webinar will illuminate the ways we may think accreditation protects us from MRI adverse events (but doesn’t) and identify a few “low-hanging fruit” steps that sites can take to help strengthen their MRI safety.
The subject matter covered in this webinar is applicable to practitioners, including but not limited to:
- MRI Technologists
- Imaging Supervisors
- Patient Safety Officers
- Equipment Planners
Metrasens’ host for this webinar will be Vice President, Global Marketing, Dan Kuzniewski.
Tobias Gilk, MArch, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)
Founding Principal, Gilk Radiology Consultants
Consultant to Metrasens
Tobias is both an American Board of MR Safety (ABMRS) certified MR Safety Officer (MRSO) and MR Safety Expert (MRSE). He is an architect and an independent consultant. He is a member of the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) MRI Safety Committee and is a named author of the ACR’s 2020 Manual on MR Safety. He has developed numerous codes and standards for the planning and design of MRI facilities, and has written hundreds of articles and papers on MRI safety, accidents, and risk-management. Tobias is a founding Board member and past Chair of the ABMRS.
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