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Benjamin Timpauer, ARMRIT
West Coast Ultrasound Institute
Beverly Hills, CA


May 3, 2021

May 31, 2023



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

6020-102 Manifestations of Stress:  Structural MRI & fMRI Findings

This online activity was recorded at the ARMRIT 2020 West Semi-Annual Meeting, Mandalay Bay & Casino, Las Vegas, NV Oct. 10 & 11

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: $20

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you attended the live ARMRIT 2020 WEST, Semi-Annual Meeting and received credit, you cannot receive credit for these recorded sessions.

Educational Objectives
1) An introduction to the applications of Structural MRI
2) An introduction to the applications of fMRI
3) A discussion of Structural MRI & fMRI in the diagnosis and manifestations of stress on the human mind & body.


1) Effects of stress.

2) Stress and Alterations in the Pain Matrix.

3) A Bio-psychosocial Perspective on Back Pain:

           a) Its Prevention, b) Treatment

4) Pre-Frontal cortex:

            a) Neural Basis of Psychological Growth following Adverse Experiences.

            b) A Resting State Functional MRI Study.

5) MRI DTI of the Brain Stem:

            a) Reveals Reversible and Irreversible Disruption of the Baroreflex Neural Circuits.

            b) Clinical Implications.

6) The Brain on Stress, Vulnerability, and Plasticity of the Prefrontal Cortex over the Life Course-Science Direct.

            a) Stress response system.

            b) Traumatic stress effects on the brain.

7)  Neuro-imaging Evidence for a Role of Neural Social Stress:

            a) Cortisol

            b) Perfusion functional MRI reveals cerebral blood flow pattern under psychological stress.

            c) Socioeconomic status.

8) MRI shows brain disruption in children with PTSD – Science Daily

             a) Neuro-Imaging Evidence for a Role of Neural Social Stress Processing in Ethnic Minority.

             b) Associated Environmental Risk.

             c) Shifting Priorities.

9) Shifting priorities highly conserved behavioral and brain network adaptations to chronic stress across species.

10) Translational Psychiatry & Conclusions.


Continuing Education Credit
This program has been approved by the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) for 1.00 hour ARRT Category A continuing education credit.

This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria  and has been approved for 1.0 continuing education credits (total) in the  following CRA domain(s):  

  • Operations Management
  • Communications and Information Management

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.

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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.