MRI

Episode 5: Understanding SAR, dB/dT, and other Safety Metrics

Guest Dr. Karl Vigen discusses managing patient warming and heating in implants and devices as it relates to the radio frequency field.  Specific topics include Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), Specific Energy Dose (SED) and B1+rms.

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Episode 6: The Unknown and MR Safety

This MRiCast episode is sponsored by Kopp Development through an unrestricted educational grant.  Visit their website at www.koppdevelopment.com In this episode, Kristan, Bill and Howard discuss scanning patients with unknown or unlabeled items.  

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Episode 4: Pediatric MRI

Bill Faulkner, Kristan Harrington and Dr. Howard Rowley discuss challenges and solutions regarding performing MRI on pediatric patients.  Major topics include sedation, general anesthesia, motion reduction techniques and contrast media use.

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Episode 3: MRI in Patients with ICEDs

Vera Kimbrell joins Bill Faulkner and Dr. Howard Rowley to discuss performing MRI exams on patients with un-tested / un-labeled implanted cardiac electronic devices (ICEDs).  Topics include procedures related to MR precautions, procedures, scheduling considerations, patient monitoring and appropriate support personnel.

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Episode 2: Abbreviated Breast Protocol in MRI

In this episode of MR iCast we cover current uses of MRI of the breast in women.  In particular, the panelists discuss technical advances in breast MRI, its use in women who are at intermediate risk for breast cancer and especially those with dense breast.  Of note is a recent article referenced throughout the MRiCast:…

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Episode 1: Fast Stroke MR Protocols

Dr. Howard Rowley, Bill Faulkner and Kristan Harrington discuss MR imaging in patients presenting with stroke symptoms. The topics include statistics on the types of strokes and certain pathologies and conditions that can mimic stroke symptoms in patients. They also discuss the importance and clinical utility of various pulse sequences in patients with stroke symptoms.

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