Podcast Category: MRI

MRi Cast Episode 21: MR Safety Potpourri Part 1

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description Guest Karl Vigen, PhD joins Bill, Kristan and Howard in a wide ranging discussion of MR safety considerations in patient with implants, devices or unknown metallic items. Objectives State the difference between active and passive devices Describe considerations in a patient presenting with two conditional implants Describe the effect…

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MRi Cast Episode 20: Not Your Mommas MR

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this MR iCast, Kristan, Howard and Bill discuss MRI systems that differ from the conventional cylindrical bore 1.5 T and 3.0 T systems Objectives Describe the differentiation between the types of magnet designs List advantages of vertical field systems as it relates to patient positioning and coil design…

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Mri Cast Episode 19: MR Safety Screening Considerations

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description Listen in to Bill, Kristan, and Howard as they discuss MR safety considerations and MR safety screening. Objectives Describe pre-exam screening questions to be asked State the ACR recommendations for screening non-emergent patients List the pros and cons of electronic and written screening forums Describe the recommendations for screening…

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Dosing Strategies and Protocols in Pediatric MRI Part 2

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Bill, Dave and Howard discuss protocol-specific considerations when performing neuro MR exams on pediatric patients Part 2 Objectives Describe the benefits of current coil technology when used for pediatric neuro MR imaging State challenges with SAR management Describe the type of hearing protection which can be…

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Dosing Strategies and Protocols in Pediatric MRI Part 1

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Bill and a special guest discuss Dosing Strategies and Protocols in Pediatric MRI Part 1 of a 2 part series. Objectives Describe the basic considerations when performing MRI exams on pediatric patients Name considerations as it relates to the administration of a GBCA Define “relaxivity”…

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GBCA Adverse Events

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Bill and Kristan discuss Adverse Reactions. Objectives Describe the ACR classification of adverse events List some common symptoms of physiologic adverse events Describe the Weber Effect State the CMS requirement for physician supervision during contrast agent administration State the number one risk factor for an…

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Perfusion MRI

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Bill and Kristan discuss perfusion. Objectives Describe the benefits and downside to perfusion imaging for CT and MRI State the desired injection rate and the reason for the rate Name the two main techniques used to obtain perfusion information State the most commonly used pulse…

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Body MRI

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Bill, Kristan, and a new guest Dr. Jeff Maki discuss Body MRI. Objectives Describe the differences between the ACR and FDA’s stance on screening for renal disease prior to the administration of a GBCA State the FDA policy on the distribution of the medication guide…

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Cardiac MRI

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Bill, Kristan, and a new guest Dr. Robert Biederman discuss Cardiac MRI. Objectives List some of the technical advances which have improved cardiac MR quality and patient access Describe the benefits of cardiac technologists with experience in body and neuro MRI Name the pulse sequence…

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Contrast-Enhanced MRA

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Bill and Dr. Paul Finn discuss Contrast-Enhanced MRA. Objectives Name advantages and disadvantages of both CE-MRA and non-contrast techniques in both body and neuro imaging Describe what is meant by a time-resolved MRA technique Define steady state MRA imaging State techniques for maintaining a volume…

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