The Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices: 2011 Edition (ISBN-10, 0-9746410-7-3; ISBN-13, 978-0-9746410-7-2 ) is an indispensable textbook for radiologists, MRI technologists, and facility managers. This internationally acclaimed series includes 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 2011 Edition include patient screening forms in English and Spanish and guidelines for scanning patients with electronically-activated devices.
-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.
-Updated information pertaining to MRI Contrast Agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) is included along with websites to monitor emerging findings.
-An Appendix provides website information for more than 220 biomedical companies to facilitate finding the latest company information for implants and devices.
"The List" now has information for thousands of objects, including implants tested at 3-Tesla .
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Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D. is a physiologist with 25 years of experience conducting laboratory and clinical investigations in the field of MRI. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, University of Southern California, and the Founder of the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research ( IMRSER.org ). As a commitment to the field of MRI safety, he created and maintains the internationally popular web site, MRIsafety.com .
Dr. Shellock has authored or co-authored more than 220 publications in the peer-reviewed literature. His medical textbooks (Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices; Magnetic Resonance Procedures: Health Effects and Safety; and Kinematic MRI of the Joints: Functional Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Clinical Applications are considered best sellers.
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