Control of imaging gradient |dB/dt| rms is desired to limit potential gradient induced heating of medical implants. Current controls for |dB/dt| rms have been implemented on a per sequence basis. In this abstract we show that controlling gradient |dB/dt| rms on a per sequence basis may be overly conservative for certain examinations containing sequences with transient durations of high |dB/dt| rms. As such there is the potential to unnecessarily restrict clinical sequences with acceptable device heating. Alternative means for controlling |dB/dt| rms, such as calculating |dB/dt| rms using a rolling average across sequences, should therefore be considered.