1) Question: What are the first steps required to get an L1/L2 certification?

  • Register for the training by following the procedure outlined under "Safety Training"
  • Successfully complete the training.
  • Collect your records (please refer to the L1/L2 Requirements)
  • Stay informed by sending me an email with your telephone number so I can add you to our Signal group
  • Contact me via email to schedule the final practical examination at the Prisma.

2) Question: Am I eligible for L2 certification without prior completion of L1 certification?

Answer: No, you cannot. There are special cases (exceptions) though. Please check the plan of the MRI Safety Training course and feel free to contact the Security Manager.


3) Question: What are the legal requirements in order to be accepted as an L1/L2 operator?

Answer: The only legal requirement is to have a valid contract (WHK, SHK, or similar) with the University, UKR, or MEDBO for at least 12 months. Breaks are allowed, so the 12-month period does not need to be continuous.


4) Question: Do I need to demonstrate my records of active participation to the measurements at the Prisma in order to get my L1/L2 certification?

 Answer: Yes, this can be done using the provided form


5) Question: I have already obtained my L1-Operator certification. Do I need to attend the MRI-Safety training or to repeat the written examination (during the same year) to apply for an L2-Operator certificate?

Answer: No, once you've passed the exam, it is valid for two years. You only need to attend the practical training at the Prisma in conjunction with the additional 2-day training at the Department of Radiology (UKR). Feel free to contact the Security Manager.


6) Question: I have successfully completed my L1-Operator certification. How long should I wait before applying for an L2-Operator certification?

Answer: You have to wait at least until the next MRI-Safety training, which is held four times a year. Special cases will be discussed privately.


7) Question: How long does my FAC (First Aid Certification) last?

Answer: 3 years. You should renew it every 3 years.


8) Question: I live far away from Regensburg. Can I attend the First Aid Certification (FAC) somewhere else?

Answer: Yes, of course.


9) Question: Do I need to obtain the FAC (First Aid Certification) if I'm not interested in obtaining the L1/L2 status and am only attending the course for credits?

Answer: No, the FAC is only mandatory for individuals applying as L1/L2 operators and not for students attending the M21.1 or M22.1.


10) Question: I have already worked with a Siemens 3T Prisma somewhere else. Do I need to do the training anyway?

Answer: Yes and probably you will apply for an L2-Operator certification. Pls, contact the SM (Security Manager) for more details.


11) Question: What about the MRI-Safety examination? Can I fail the examination?

Answer: You have to answer to 40 questions (in 20 minutes) ranging from the MRI physics to the evacuation procedures.

If you fail more than 20 questions you have to repeat the examination during the next MRI-Safety Training (after 5-6 months). If you fail, you won´t be allowed to participate to any measurements at the Prisma.


12) Question: I am a student attending the course only for the credits. What happens if I fail the examination?

Answer: You will need repeat the exam only (in the next coming session) and not the practical part if you already did it. Registration is required (limited number of seats!!).


13) Question: Where do I find all the course slides required documents and forms?

Answer: Registration is required and need to be granted by the Security Manager. You are not allowed to share any material you find in the forum.


14) Question: I´ve obtained my L2-Operator certification. Where can I book the Prisma to do my experiments?

Answer: Bookings