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Tim Troncale, BSRS, R.T. (R) (MR), ARMRIT, CPI
Advanced Product Specialist, MR,
GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wisconsin


December 18, 2019


December 31, 2024



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

6019-109 Synthetic MR/MAGiC - Overview

This online activity was recorded at the ARMRIT 2019 East Coast, Semi-Annual Meeting, Delray Beach Marriott, Florida May 31 & June 1


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: 1.00 ARRT Category A
Tuition: $ 15

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

  • Understand the applications and advantages of Synthetic MRI/MAGiC
  • Understand the concept, both general and technical, of synthetic MR
  • Understand the relevance for clinical evaluation as well as workflow

A. Overview

  1. Basic description and advantages
  2. Eight different contrasts available plus parametric maps
  3. Control of contrast
  4. Time savings
  5. One scan, infinite possibilities

B. Concept

  1. What is synthetic MR?
  2. Relaxation times & relaxation rates
  3. Technique description

C. Technical Concept

  1. Pulse sequence design
  2. TR, TE, & TI values
  3. MDME (multi-dynamic, multi-echo) sequence
  4. Synthetic MR algorithms
  5. Parametric maps
  6. Basic parameters

D. Workflow

  1. Inline task setup,  b. Session application

E. Image Quality

  1. Synthetic MR images
  2. Comparison to conventional image quality
  3. T1 relaxation vs. R1 relaxation
  4. Image quality differences related to:
    1. Artifacts,  ii. Uniformity, iii. Flow

F. Key Value Points

  1. Optimize workflow and shorten exam time
  2. Full control of contrast and adjustment after images are acquired
  3. Possibility to generate contrasts that would not be feasible using conventional imaging

G. Clinical Relevance

a. Clinical evaluations
b. Studies/articles: i. Neuroradiology,  AJNR

H. Case Studies

  1. Tumors, b. Arachnoid cysts, c. Infarcts, d. Post-operative tumors, e. User testimonials
  2. Futures:  a. Possibilities for synthetic MR on the horizon
  3. Synthetic DWI:  a. Overview, b. Technical concept, c. Uses and benefits, d. Workflow
  4. Synthetic DWI Image Review:  a. Brain,  b. Prostate

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


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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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.

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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.