About Dr. Shellock

 Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D., FACR, FISMRM, FACC, FACSM

Serving the MRI Community for More Than 30 Years

Frank G. Shellock, Ph.D. is a physiologist with more than 30 years of experience conducting laboratory and clinical investigations in the field of magnetic resonance imaging. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, School of Dentistry, University of Southern California and the Director of MRI Studies at the Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems, National Science Foundation (NSF) - Engineering Research Center, University of Southern California, and the Founder of the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research (www.IMRSER.org). As a commitment to the field of MRI safety, bioeffects, and patient management, he created and maintains the internationally popular web site, www.MRIsafety.com. 

To view Dr. Shellock's CURRICULUM VITAE pertaining to MRI safety (partial listing of publications), click here.

Dr. Shellock has authored or co-authored more than 245 publications in the peer-reviewed literature. He co-authored the MRI safety section of the Cardiovascular MR Self-Assessment Program (CMR-SAP) for the American College of Cardiology and three of his medical textbooks are considered best sellers - Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices; Magnetic Resonance Procedures: Health Effects and Safety; and Kinematic MRI of the Joints: Functional Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Clinical Applications. His latest hardbound textbook includes contributions from more than forty internationally respected authors and is entitled, MRI Bioeffects, Safety, and Patient Management.

Dr. Shellock is a member of the Sub-Committee on MRI safety issues for the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International. Additionally, he serves in advisory roles to government, industry, and other policy-making organizations. Recently, the American College of Radiology appointed him to the ACR Subcommittee on MR Safety and the Joint Commission appointed him to the Diagnostic Ionizing Radiation and Magnetic Resonance Expert Panel. Dr. Shellock is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a Reviewing Editor for several medical and scientific journals including Radiology, Investigative Radiology, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the American Journal of Roentgenology, the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Circulation, Neuroradiology, the European Heart Journal, Neurosurgery, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Memberships in professional societies include the American College of Radiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Radiological Society of North America, and the Hawaiian Radiological Society. He is a member and Fellow of the American College of Radiology, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American College of Cardiology, and the American College of Sportsmedicine.

In 1994, Dr. Shellock received the Kressel and Crues Educational Award for exceptional educational contributions to the Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT). The American College of Radiology awarded him a Distinguished Committee Service Award for years of dedicated service to the Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards Committee – Body MRI.

Dr. Shellock is a recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and has received numerous grants from governmental agencies, private organizations, and medical device companies. He participates in research to define safety for cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, neurostimulation systems, and other electronically-activated devices.

Dr. Shellock has lectured both nationally and internationally and has provided plenary lectures to numerous organizations including the Radiological Society of North America, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oklahoma Heart Institute, the Head and Neck Radiology Society, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (FDA), the Magnetic Resonance Managers Society, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Neuroimaging, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Association for Medical Imaging Management, the Radiology Business Management Association, the Finnish Radiological Society, the International Congress of Radiology, the Japanese Society of Neuroradiology, the British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa, and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Dr. Shellock’s company, Magnetic Resonance Safety Testing Services, specializes in the assessment of MRI issues for implants and devices, as well as the evaluation of electromagnetic field-related bioeffects (www.MagneticResonanceSafetyTesting.com).

Dr. Shellock may be contacted at -> Frank.Shellock@mrisafety.com