MRI Safety/Compatibility for Medical Implants

The workshop is an all-day event for engineers and managers interested in learning about MRI technology and safety/compatibility with medical implants. Attendees will learn practical approaches used to set requirements, design and test the MRI safety/compatibility of medical implants, including associated regulatory standards and practical experience from the field. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity to learn how to incorporate MRI safety/compatibility technology into medical devices and to network with leaders in the field of medical devices and MRI safety.

A continental breakfast, snacks and lunch buffet will be provided for free.


7:00 A.M. to 7:30 A.M     Registration/Continental Breakfast/Social

7:30 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.     Opening Remarks, IEEE Presentations & An Overview of the Technical Program

8:00 A.M. to 8:45 A.M.     Dr. Sunder Rajan of the FDA: Overview of Passive and Active Implant-MRI Interactions, Standards and Regulatory Considerations

8:45 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.    Dr. Simone Winkler of Weill Cornell Medicine: RF Field Simulations & Safety Aspects

9:30 A.M. to 10:15 A.M.   Dr. Thomas Vaughan of Columbia University: RF Heating for MRI: 1.5T, 3T, 7T, 9.4T & 10.5 T 10:15 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Dr. Devashish Shrivastava of the FDA: Use of Bioheat Transfer Models to Predict Tissue Heating

11:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. Dr. David Nghiem of GWT: MRI Survivability for Wireless Medical Implants: Issues & Solutions

11:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. eNao: Cloud-Based MRI-Image Processing and Analysis by Huy Ngoc Do

12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M.     Lunch Buffet and Sponsor & Student Presentations/Demos

1:00 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.     Dr. Yigitcan Eryaman of the University of Minnesota: Improving Safety of Imaging Neural Implants with Multi-Channel Excitation

1:45 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.     Dr. David Nghiem of GWT: Determining the Worst-Case RF Heating Scenario with a New Mutual-Coupling Measurement Methodology

2:30 P.M. to 2:45 P.M.     ANSYS: Using a Multiphysics Approach to Modeling MRI Induced Heating in Human Tissue by Markus Kopp

2:45 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.     Dr. Julie Kabil of Columbia University: A Deep Learning Approach for Non-Invasive Temperature Estimation (NITE) in MRI

3:30 P.M. to 4:15 P.M.     Charles Lemaire of MR Safe Devices: ASTM Temperature Testing Demo for Medical Devices

4:15 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.     Element: Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS), RFID, Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), and Wireless Coexistence Testing at Element by David Schaefer

4:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.     Q&A Session!