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Floyd Knight, BA, RT (MR)
MR Team Leader
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

January 2013




6014-111 Interventional MRI Sclerotherapy

This online activity was recorded in 2014 at the 9th Annual ARMRIT Meeting and Seminar.

MRI Continuing Education for MRI Technologists, Radiologic Technologists, and other Medical Imaging Professionals.

Format: On-line Seminar Lectures Certificates of Credit accepted by American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
RT Credit: 1.0 ARRT Category A
Tuition: $20.00

Educational Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Compare the benefits and challenges of MRI sclerotherapy with obsolete treatment methods
  • Discuss how to set  up an MRI sclerotherapy suite

Course Outline
I. What is Sclerotherapy?
II. How was Sclerotherapy traditionally done?
III. Why the switch from other imaging modalities to MRI?
IV.  What is needed to start an interventional program in MRI?
A. administrative decisions        
B. necessary equipment
V. New or additional purchases:
A. all equipment must be MRI safe                 
B.   developing a protocol for all procedures                
C.   meeting with all ancillary departments
1. Anesthesia
2. Nursing
3. Pharmacy
4. MRI Technologist (personnel)
5. Radiologist
VI.     Thorough and complete review of MRI safety practices.
VII. Review of sterile procedures.
VIII. Images from cases.
IX. Summary

Continuing Education Credit
This program has been approved by the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) for 1.0 hour ARRT Category A continuing education credit.This course has been been approved for CRA renewal credit under the AM, OM domain(s).

Certificates of Credit are accepted by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).


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Tuition for this course includes unlimited access to the course and your Certificate of Credit. Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

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About the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
Because MRI is a Specialty

The mission of the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) is to recognize individuals qualified as specialists and to promote high standards of patient care and safety in the diagnostic medical imaging modality of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology including: interventional MRI, cardiovascular MRI, functional MRI, and MRI breast imaging.

ARMRIT is the first certifying organization to:
1.    Recognize MRI technology as a distinct medical imaging specialty utilizing non-ionizing radiation.
2.    Require MRI clinical experience and competency for eligibility.
3.    Promote formal MRI education with MRI clinical training.
4.    Recognize MRI schools that offer full-time educational program leading to a career in MRI.

Certification through the Registry is open to qualified technologists in all imaging fields who have documented MR clinical experience and/or formal education completed through schools dedicated to MRI technologists.

For more information about ARMRIT or to apply for certification, visit

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.