Podcast Category: MRI

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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Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) Use in Adult Neuro MRI

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Kristan and Bill discuss the use of GBCAs in adult neuro MR imaging. Objectives List common indications for contrast enhanced neuro exams Describe the major differences between linear and macrocyclic agents List common indications for contrast enhanced exams of the spine Describe the utility of…

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Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents (GBCAs) Use in Pediatric MRI

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Howard, Kristan and Bill discuss the use of GBCAs in pediatric neuro MR imaging. Objectives Give examples of studies which often do not require the administration of a GBCA Name advantages of acquiring a 3D acquisition post injection Describe how one might increase the delay time…

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The Unknown & MR Safety

Description Objectives Target Audience Accreditation Description In this episode, Kristan, Bill and Howard discuss scanning patients with unknown or unlabeled items.   Objectives Discuss the 3 strong magnetic fields Describe possible interactions with each magnetic field Assess which interactions are more problematic Talk through the process of an effective MR Safety Infrastructure Decision making process…

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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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