Getting Started

In order to prepare yourself for using our facilities you must

  • Signup and attend our MR Safety and Hygiene course, which will introduce you to the rules and workflows at the center
  • Pass the mandatory E-learning courses
  • If you need access to our booking system, you can apply for a user profil after attending the MR Safety and Hygiene course
  • If you need your own project, you can now apply for a new MR project

Mandatory E-Learning Courses

Before attending the MR Safety and Hygiene Course, you need to pass following mandatory E-Learning courses on Hand Hygiene, Heart and Lung rescue and Firefighting.

To compleate the courses on Heart and Lung rescue and Firefighting you need an account at Aarhus University Hospital (regionsID) please go to Plan2learnlog in and compleate the courses through here (search for "Basal Genoplivning Niveau 1 (AUH)" and "Ny Brandskole").  

If you do not have access to AUH, please contact Maria Ditlev for signing up for the e-learning courses.

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

Registre as new user

When your have passed the e-learning and attended the MR Safety and Hygiene Course you can apply for a user profile in our booking system, Calpendo 

MR safety Forms

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

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.


Tau Vendelboe

Project radiographer