Podcast Category: MRI

Understanding SAR, dB/dT, and other Safety Metrics

Description Objectives Taget Audience Accreditation References Description 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. Objectives Discuss SAR as it relates to tissue heating Explain the different SAR…

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Pediatric MRI

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation References Description 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. Objectives Discuss the challenges associated with Pediatric MRI Explain the various types of sedation and methods for…

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MRI in Patients with ICED’s

Accreditation – Information Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation References Description Vera Kimbrall 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. Objectives Describe the difference…

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Fast Stroke MR Protocols

Accreditation – Information Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description 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…

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Abbreviated Breast Protocol in MRI

Accreditation – Information Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation References Description Episode 2 of the MR iCast covers 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…

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