Important MR safety rules

  • Only staff that are familiar with the safety instructions are allowed to enter the magnet room. The authorization badge must always be worn.
  • People with pacemaker, other implanted stimulators, and implanted clips in the brain or other magnetic metal devices are not allowed to the magnet room. Do not take metallic equipment (drop stands, trolleys etc.) into the magnet room, unless they are marked “MR-Centret” Ask the personnel, if you are in doubt or have a look at this internet site: magnetic safety and implants (for information in English go to  )
  • Pregnancy is not contraindicating for MR after the first trimester, further details are found in MR and Pregnancy.
  • Empty your pockets (keys, coins, scissors, screwdrivers, pens, hair slides etc.).Take off jewellery and piercing. Donot bring credit cards and wristwatch into the magnet room. All patients and volunteers must fill out the form entitled “Kontrolskema før MR undersøgelse”.  The staffs must check this and store the form for at least one year.
  • Ear protection is mandatory (for MRI both plugs and headset). 
  • People suffering from severe claustrophobia should not enter the magnet unless they are under careful supervision by an assisting person in the magnet room.
  • Do not leave the control room when a person or animal is in the magnet – except when entering the magnet room.  Scanning of humans outside normal working hour needs at least two persons to be present at the department.
  • Remember to give the patient the rubber ball used as an alarm to the personnel. Please find the emergency stop devices and be aware of the consequence using these – especially the quench button. If an accident occurs on a person or equipment please contact the people mentioned under “practical information”.

Hygiene - general guidelines

  • The patient bed, coils and inner opening of the magnet must be cleaned with alcohol at the end of examination.
  • Ear protection unit must be cleaned with alcohol after use.
  • Blood, urine or other secretions must be washed away with:
    Warm water and soap (removes proteins) and Alcohol (limitation of bacteria) uses 70% hospital alcohol.
  • Used clothes are thrown in the laundry bag in the preparation room. When the laundry bag is full it must be placed next to the basement elevator. Remember to fill up cupboards again.
  • Any sharp devices (knives, needles etc.) should be disposed of in the small yellow bucket in each control room.
  • In general all rooms (scanner rooms, control rooms and kitchen) must be cleaned-up after you have used them.

Personal hand hygiene with 70 % alcohol is mandatory:

  • Before opening cupboards with linen, medical goods - cannula, syringes, saltwater etc.
  • Before caterization
  • Before taking out gloves from the dispenser

Paid Holidays

The Department of Clinical Medicine notify and pre-register all earned holidays with salary for all employees to be taken as follows:

  • 15 days (3 weeks) in weeks 29, 30, 31
  • 5 days (1 week) in week 42
  • 2 days between Christmas and New Year in week 52
  • 5 days (1 week) in week 7
  • 3 days before Easter (This week will vary)


It is not necessary to change the registration to be able to take the holidays at another time than the pre-registered – just make sure to clear it with your immediate supervisor. If you wish to register your holidays on dates other than those pre-registered, simply contact the holiday registrar of your department/unit. At the MR Reaseach Centre Maria Ditlev takes care of the holiday registrastion


The following days are paid holiday for employees at Aarhus University:

  • May 1st (is a paid holiday if the work and the employer allows it)
  • June 5th - Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag)
  • December 24th - Christmas Eve
  • December 31st - New Year's Eve


You can check out your own holiday status by logging in at Aarhus University Employee protal 

MR safety Forms

  • Patient CHECK FORM - obligatory for all patient examinations
    Download the form here
  • Registration of patients and volunteers in the reception desk
    Download the form here



Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Aarhus Universitet; MR-ForskningsCentret, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, 8200 Aarhus N

Remember to state the name of the person filing in the order.


Receiver; MR-Forskningscentret, Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 99, 8200 Aarhus N

Make your IT order at HE IT-webshop

e-mail: Health IT

All purchase must be done using "SKI-aftalen". Have a look at the agreement of purchase at Aarhus University.

Shipping , customer no: 322508131

EAN-number, CVR, Account no

  • EAN locationnumber: 5798000418820; 4-digit "stednummer": 4353
  • CVR/VAT: 31119103, P-number: 1003402944
  • Requisition number: your work telephone number /your name
  • Danske Bank, Holmens Kanal, 2-12, 1092 Kbh K,  
    Reg no.: 0216 Account: 4069053238
  • IBAN: DK8502164069053238, BIC/SWIFT: DABADKKK


All flight tickets financed by AU funding must be booked though Carlson Wagonlit Travel CWT. 

Call CWT’s travel consultants dialing:+45 33 63 77 44, or write

Always be sure that you have funding for your trip before ordering a flight ticket, conference or hotel.

Travel Insurance

All empolyees at Aarhus University are covered by Statens tjenesterejseforsikring ( 

As so are travellers with affiliation, whose journey is fully or partially paid by AU.

The former AU insurrance card is no longer needed, but if you want to bring the contact information of the insurrance compagny anyway, you can find it and print it out from Europæiskes webpage.

In case of emergency you must fill out the Europæiske online claim form on Statens tjenesterejseforsikring ( and furthermore attached a statement signed by your Head of Department.

For further information and the full description please visit AU Rejseforsikring 


After your trip, please use the system RejsUD. All receipts must be scanned and attached to the file.

If you need access to RejsUD after your trip, or other guidance contact Maria Ditlev.

ID card

Please contact Maria Ditlev or Lone Hanberg for further information on how to get an ID card

AUH ID-card office

Room number J116-106
Monday - Friday: 07.30-09.30 and 10.00-12.00

Entrance key to the centre

After the safety course a key can be handed out by Maria Ditlev if necessary.


Chemical agents: purchase, storage and disposal 

For storing hazard-labeled drugs and materials at the MR Centre contact Mette Dalgaard – according to the law of Health and Safety at Work Act (arbejdsmiljøloven). Bring Workplace APV  (Chemical Risk Assessment) instructions on hazardous substances and materials.

Download the form here

Please contact Mette Dalgaard for further information

Swine in clinical scanners

All animals being transported to the MR-facility must be fully covered as you might pass patients along the way to the scanner

Specific hygiene precautions when handling swine
English version
Danish version


Department of Clinical Medicine

A lot of useful information can be found on the employee section Department of Clinical Medicine