Professional Education

Bayer HealthCare and Applied Radiology are pleased to offer access to two MRI safety training programs developed by Dr. Frank Shellock.

Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACR, FACC, FISMRM, an internationally respected MRI safety researcher and educator, has developed this series to address the needs of staff in the MRI department and throughout the hospital or imaging center. To maintain patient and staff safety, and meet the American College of Radiology and Joint Commission guidelines, all staff members should receive annual training in MRI safety.

Certain HCPs and other individuals may be prohibited from participating in this event based on additional state laws that restrict gifts. Bayer HealthCare requests that you please comply with any and all laws in the state where you hold a license. Aspects of this program may be reportable under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. *Please note no CME credits are offered with this program, however you will be able to obtain a statement of participation.

Using A Promotion Code for Complimentary Program Access:

To avoid being charged a fee for participation in these programs you will need to enter the Promotion Code for the program (previously provided). The promotion code must be entered and submitted where indicated within the selection cart of this website. Once the promotion code has been entered and submitted the fee displayed for the program will be removed. Select "Continue Purchase" and follow the prompts for program access.

Statement of Participation:

To obtain a "Statement of Participation", for your participation in these programs you must successfully complete a short online post examination. Instructions for completion are provided at the end of each program presentation.


This 135 minute program is divided into three separate sections and reviews critical data regarding safety in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment. With current information, MRI healthcare professionals are better able to ensure patient and staff safety and optimize MRI facility guidelines.

Internationally respected, MRI safety researcher, and educator, Dr. Frank G. Shellock, developed the program, Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel, which provides essential information pertaining to all critical aspects of MRI bioeffects, patient management and safety. With current information, healthcare professionals will ensure safety for patients and staff members, while optimizing MRI facility policies and procedures.

This program reviews fundamental MRI safety protocols and meets the annual training recommendations from the American College of Radiology. Importantly, MRI facilities must now comply with the revised requirements for diagnostic imaging from The Joint Commission and document that MRI technologists participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment. As such, Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel covers each MRI safety topic specified by The Joint Commission, as well as many additional subjects that will expand the knowledge-base of healthcare professionals.


This 53 minute program provides basic information regarding MRI technology, describes common hazards and unique dangers associated with the MRI environment, and presents guidelines and recommendations to prevent accidents and injuries. This training program is appropriate for medical and other personnel who may occasionally or periodically encounter MRI facilities as part of their employment and emphasizes the potential hazards of the MRI environment and the necessary safety precautions that particularly impact such groups.

Internationally respected, MRI safety researcher and educator, Dr. Frank G. Shellock developed this comprehensive, 53 minute program specifically to educate Level 1 MR Personnel as defined by the American College of Radiology.

Frank Shellock
Frank G. Shellock,
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology and Medicine Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California &
 Director for MRI Studies of Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems, National Science Foundation, Engineering Research Center University of Southern California.
Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D. is a physiologist with 30 years of experience conducting laboratory and clinical investigations in the field of magnetic resonance imaging. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, the Director of MRI Studies at the Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems, National Science Foundation (NSF) - Engineering Research Center, University of Southern California, and the Founder of the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research (