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A day in the life of an MRI physicist
Transcript of A day in the life of an MRI physicist
An MRI physicist
Musculoskeletal Disease (£7 m at LMBRU with 3T system)
Cardiac Imaging (£4.5 m at LGI with 3T system)
Liver: improved lesion detection, blood flow, fat content
Breast: dynamic contrast enhanced imaging for monitoring therapy
Prostate: diffusion weighted imaging
Division of Medical Physics, Leeds University; Chair and senior lecturer have international reputation in MRI.
MRI breast chemotherapy response
MRI head and neck treatment planning / response
MRI prostate treatment planning
Opportunities for trainees to contribute to ongoing projects
MRI physics section
Consists of 4 physicists (3 wte)
Provides physics support to MRI units across the Trust in Leeds and externally for Airedale, Harrogate, Rotherham, Scarborough, York and Bradford NHS Trusts.
We ensure that the highest quality MR images are acquired in an environment that is safe for both patients and staff.
What we do...
Acceptance testing report
Site planning meeting
Clinical MR session support; MR service and applications development
Safety & risk management; Safety audit; Safety advice
Techincal / scientific advice
Site Planning; Procurement; Evaluation; Commissioning; annual performance tests; Routine QA
Research (PI, CI, collaborator, supervisor); Research support
Professional; Management and quality system; CPD
Is it safe to scan a patient with a Medtronic Synchromed II intrathecal pump?
Consider the effect the magnetic and RF fields may have on implant:
Movement - proximity of implant to critical organs.
Heating - location of the implant relative to the area of the body being scanned.
Operation - induced currents.
Local rules; Recognised MRI safety websites; Manufacturers' websites; Peer reviewed journals.
Paediatric speciality team
Bradford school of health studies
Trainee progress meeting