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Medical Staff Office
New York Presbyterian
New York, NY


MRI Safety Training

IMPORTANT:  Please read the Course Description below before Registering for this Course.



Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the preferred procedure for visualizing internal organs of the body for the purpose of diagnosing diseases or abnormal conditions. The MRI examination requires the use of a powerful, constant magnetic field, rapidly changing local magnetic fields, radiofrequency energy, and sophisticated computer equipment to create detailed images of internal body structures.

When entering the room that houses MRI scanning equipment, clinical and ancillary staff must be aware that the magnet is ALWAYS turned on thereby creating an ever-present powerful magnetic field that poses important safety considerations for all persons entering the area.

Course material will address the following:

  • General principles of MRI safety.
  • The "missile effect" - how ordinary objects can be transformed into lethal projectiles in the presence of the MRI magnet.
  • Identification of ferromagnetic, magnetically activated and electrically conductive implants which are not MRI compatible.
  • Screening procedures for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Location of magnets on campus.



Register for this course by clicking the registration link located at the bottom of this page. 

Course material is presented in small digestible sections followed by exam questions pertaining to the information in the segment covered.  As you read through the material on the course pages, you will occasionally be prompted to answer exam questions.  There are several short pages of course material and 12 multiple choice exam questions.  You must achieve a minimum grade of 80% (10 correct answers) to receive a certificate of completion. 

The course software does not permit you to page back from the exam questions.  You must be sure that you understand the material presented in each segment before proceeding to the associated exam questions.

When you have answered the last exam question, the Course Results page will display. This page will contain your final grade and allow you to immediately view/print your Certificate if you have achieved the minimum passing score.  Once the course has been successfully completed, your Certificate will be available at all times from your Student Control Panel.  

The course does not need to be completed in a single online session. You can log off at any point and return to the course at your convenience. 

The Course Reference Page is available to you upon successful completion of this course.  This page provides links to documents  which contain information relevant to material that is covered in this course including the full text of the course.

Each registrant is given two opportunities to successfully complete the course presented here. 


There is no registration fee required from NYP physicians and staff who register for this course. 

If you require technical assistance with completing this course, please contact CEO Customer Service at 888-345-6788 or send e-mail to