2021 marks 20 years since the accident that killed 6-year old Michael Colombini while being prepared for an MRI exam.  Much has changed since that time with a primary focus on MR Safe practices, procedures, roles and technologies. Yet as with most areas involving healthcare there is much more we can do as an MRI Safety community.

In this webinar, Metrasens consultant and industry expert, Tobias Gilk, will walk through the progression from 2001 and the journey that has taken us to 2021, along with the journey we must take to continue advancing.

The subject matter covered in this webinar is applicable to practitioners with involvement in MRI safety, including but not limited to:

  • Risk Managers
  • Technologists
  • Compliance Officers
  • Administrators
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Radiologists
  • Equipment Planners

Metrasens’ host for this webinar will be MRI Safety Educator and Trainer, Alan Heffron.

Live webinar eligible for 1.0 Category A CE Credit.  Must attend for at least 40 minutes.


Our Speakers:

Toby Gilk


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.


Toby Gilk


Alan Heffron, RT (R)(CT)(MR),CRA,MRSO
MRI Safety Trainer



Alan Heffron serves as Metrasens Safety Trainer. Alan comes from a technical and managerial background and has served as administrator, chief technologist and staff technologist for over 30 years. Alan is responsible for training and education of Metrasens customers and employees. He holds credentials as a Certified Radiology Administrator as well as a Registered MRI Safety Officer.