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4712-303T   Basic Principles of MRI
Expiration Date:  July 1, 2022

4712-304T   MR Image Formation
  & Imaging Techniques

Expiration Date:  October 1, 2022

4712-203T   MR Image Postprocessing
  & Artifacts

Expiration Date:  November 1, 2021


MRI for Technologists:
Foundations of MRI Package:

  • Basic Principles of MRI
  • MR Image Formation and Imaging Techniques
  • MR Image Postprocessing and Artifacts

Format: 3 online courses
Credit: Up to 8.25 ARRT Category A Credits
Fee:      $123.75
  $100 / Save $23.75!

MRI for Technologists is a training program designed to meet the needs of radiologic technologists entering or working in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These units are designed to augment classroom instruction and on-site training for radiologic technology students and professionals planning to take the review board examinations, as well as to provide a review for those looking to refresh their knowledge base in MR imaging.

BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MRI introduces the learner to the fundamental technical concepts of magnetic resonance imaging including the physics of how hydrogen protons respond when subjected to a magnetic field to how changes in magnetization can be detected and recorded.

Educational Objectives

  • List the different types of tomographic imaging
  • Explain how MRI and CT differ
  • Explain the atomic structure of the hydrogen proton and its utility in MRI
  • Describe how the hydrogen proton responds when placed in an external magnetic field
  • Explain how a rotating magnetic field affects the behavior of hydrogen protons
  • Describe how protons can be reoriented to longitudinal and transverse directions
  • Compare and contrast transverse and longitudinal relaxation
  • Describe the time constants relevant to transverse and longitudinal relaxation
  • Explain Faraday’s law
  • Discuss why and when free induction decay occurs

MR Image Formation and Imaging Techniques introduces the learner to the fundamental pulse sequences used for the majority of MRI acquisitions, the operator-controlled parameters that affect image quality, how images can be enhanced by the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents, how an image is generated, and how the interplay of spatial resolution, signal-to-noise ratio, and image contrast affect image quality.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the two fundamental pulse sequence categories
  • Explain the time parameters TE and TR
  • Discuss how the flip angle affects image appearance
  • Describe how images can be enhanced with the use of contrast agents
  • Describe how 2D and 3D images are generated using gradient magnetic fields
  • Explain the concepts of k-space and Fourier transform
  • Adjust spatial resolution and image contrast to optimize SNR and produce diagnostic images
  • List several additional imaging techniques and their contrast properties
  • Describe how these techniques differ from conventional spin-echo and gradient-echo pulse sequences
  • Explain characteristics that influence image quality
  • Adjust common types of operator-controlled parameters

MR Image Postprocessing and Artifacts describes the benefits of each type of postprocessing technique and which are more effective, and the major types of MR artifacts, their causes, and how to correct or eliminate them.

Educational Objectives

  • List postprocessing techniques and describe the benefits of each
  • Assess which postprocessing technique is most effective for specific MR scans
  • Identify standard MR system evaluation features and their appropriate uses
  • Define the major types of MR artifacts and their causes
  • Identify which MR artifacts can be corrected or eliminated and which can only be minimized
  • Appraise the best method for correcting MR artifact for a specific MR examination

This program has been approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) for up to 8.25 hours of ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

Tuition for this course includes:

  • Downloadable course content
  • Unlimited access to the course
  • Certificate of Credit

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Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

This course includes 3 downloadable monographs.Time to complete all three monographs is 8.25 hours.

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4712-303T MRI for Technologists: Basic Principles of MRI

4712-304T MRI for Technologists: MR Image Formation and Imaging Techniques

4712-203T MRI for Technologists: MR Image Postprocessing and Artifacts