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Original Release
October 16, 2006

Expiration Date
November 1, 2012


Jeffrey J. Brown, MD, FACR, MBA
Professor of Radiology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Tom Schrack, ARMRIT
Manager of MR Education and Technical Development
Fairfax Radiological Consultants
Fairfax, VA

Alan H. Stolpen, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Co-Director of MRI
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, IA

Daniel R. Thedens, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA


Format: Online and Print Module
Credit:  6.5 ARRT Category A
Fee for Credit Certificate: $40

This program is available ONLINE and as a PRINT MODULE

  • Click ENROLL NOW to view this program ONLINE and complete the POSTTEST (online study is free)
  • Click ORDER NOW to receive the PRINT MODULE by mail (shipping charges apply)


Technical Considerations of MRI

MRI for Technologists is a training program designed to meet the needs of radiologic technologists entering or working in the MRI field.


Please Note:

In the face of shrinking grant funds for the MRI for Technologists series, ICPME is developing ways to ensure the series will continue to be available and the content remains current.

Effective 11/11/11:

  • There is no fee to read the material and self-assess by completing the posttest.
  • A fee will be charged to receive credit for this activity.
  • Participants can be sure they have successfully passed and are eligible for credit before they pay for their certificate.

Fees for Technical Considerations of MRI:

Read & Self-test                                $0
6.5 hours ARRT category A credit     $40
Improved professional skills             Priceless




Module 2 - Technical Considerations of MRI focuses on elements of MRI needed to be successful in performing high-quality diagnostic studies. The module includes self-instructional text, tables, and images, supplemented by a glossary, cross vendor lexicon, and pretest to help identify learning needs.



At the conclusion of this activity, the reader will have a better understanding of patient safety requirements; contraindications of the MRI examination; the different zones in the MRI suite and environmental safety procedures; short bore and low- and high-field strength magnets; types and uses of MR coils; contrast media and associated benefits and risks; MR power injector systems and stepping tables; postprocessing techniques; and strategies to minimize or eliminate artifacts.

Refer to the beginning of individual chapters for learning objectives specific to each topic.

This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for 6.5 hours of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

This program has been approved by the State of Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control Radiological Technologist Program for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit.


Online Instructions

  • Click on ENROLL NOW  and follow the registration instructions.
  • The course will be accessible from your MY ACCOUNT page.
  • Download and print the module chapters or read the module online.
  • Printing the chapters in black and white may obscure detail in the anatomic images.

Print Instructions

  • Click on  ORDER NOW and follow the instructions to order the print module. Shipping charges apply.



  • Estimated time to complete this activity is 6.5 hours. There are no fees or prerequisites to participate in this activity.
  • The posttest and evaluation are required to receive credit and must be completed online.
  • In order to access the posttest and evaluation, you must order the print material or register for the course online at
  • Read the entire activity.
  • Log in to your account at to complete the posttest and evaluation, which are accessible through the course link in your account. Click on the online version of the module.
  • A passing grade of at least 75% is required to receive credit.
  • You may take the test up to three times.
  • Upon receipt of a passing grade, you will receive instructions to print a credit certificate.
  • There is a $40 fee to process a certificate of credit.


PC: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7, Pentium processor or faster, at least 256 MB RAM, Internet Explorer version 7 and 8, Mozilla FireFox version 3.
MAC: OS version 10.4./10.5/10.6, G4 processor or faster, at least 256 MB RAM, Safari version 4, FireFox 3.

Note: You must have a PDF reader installed to view the course material. If you are not able to view the PDF, please download Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website and follow the installation instructions:" t "_blank

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