Return to Course LibraryRegister Now

Keith Allen, DO, CNMT, ARMRIT
Adjunct Professor of MRI
College of DuPage, IL


March 5, 2020
March 31, 2024

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

6019-201 The Quantum Paradigm & MRI for Early Disease Detection

This online activity was recorded at the ARMRIT 2019, Semi-Annual Meeting, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV Nov. 1 & 2

This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow self-learning CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

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: 0.50 ARRT Category A
Tuition: $10.00

Educational Objective

A discussion on cooperative policies that are important for healthcare and important initiatives in healthcare.


A.  The history of MRI.

B.  MRI Basics.

C.  MRI may be the most important technology in medicine. 

 The quantum mechanics of MRI: 

  1. The quantum paradigm.
  2. MRI Spin States
  3. Quantum Math and quantum matrices.
  4. The magnetic field.
  5. Quantum jumps and the larmor equation.
  6. Brief summary of quantum field theory and MRI.   

 Spin sequences and MRI Techniques: 

  1. T1 Sequences.
  2. T2 Sequences.
  3. High Field MRI.
  4. NMR Spectroscopy.
  5. fMRI Imaging.

Early disease detection using MRI: 

  1. Early cancer detection.      
  1.  MRI
  2.  Contrast enhance MRI
  3.  Diffusion weighted MRI 
  1. Early detection of heart disease using MRI.
  2. Early detection of neurological diseases.
  1.  MRI
  2.  FMRI
  3.  Diffusion weighted MRI
  4.  Improved detection of neurological diseases using brain mapping.

An early cancer detection protocol using MRI: 

  1. MRI and other technologies can be used. 
  2. Outcomes can be improved for early stage and mid stage cancers.
  3. MRI is an ideal screening exam because it is not ionizing.

The future is very bright for the MRI technology. 

Continuing Education Credit
This program has been approved by the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) for 0.50 hours ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

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

ICPME accepts American Express, MasterCard, and Visa.

Tuition for this course includes unlimited access to the course and your Certificate of Credit.

Please note: tuition payments are non-refundable.

How to Enroll and Participate
Estimated time to complete this activity is 0.50 hours.

  • Click ENROLL NOW, CONTINUE through the shopping cart, CONFIRM ORDER, and ACCESS COURSE NOW.
  • Once you are enrolled, you can return to this course anytime by logging to your account at
  • To access the course, click on MY ACCOUNT, then click on the course title.

How to Receive Credit

  • To access the posttest and evaluation, login to your account at and click on the course title.   
  • Click the icons for POSTTEST and for EVALUATION.
  • 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 be able to print a certificate of credit from your account at

Your online account serves as a permanent record of credit certificates earned through

Contact ICPME:

Jointly Provided by

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.