Project: Metrology for next-generation safety standards and equipment in MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an indispensable tool in modern medicine with around 30 million patient exams in the EU each year and an excellent safety record. However, some new advances in MRI scanning have not yet made it into hospitals because of unresolved safety issues for both patients and medical staff. For example, approximately 10 % of the population are excluded from MRI because they have medical implants, simply because the risk to such patients cannot currently be quantified. This project will improve risk assessments for MRI scans and provide more complete and robust safety data for both patients and medical staff. It will also remove any unnecessary safety margins due to insufficient knowledge, leading to better image quality, improved diagnoses and shorter scan times.

Acronym HLT06 MRI safety (Reference Number: HLT06)
Duration 01/04/2012 - 31/03/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
3 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
4 King's College London United Kingdom