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Tim Troncale, BSRS, RT(R)(MR), ARMRIT, CPI
Clinical MR Product Specialist
GE Healthcare
Waukesha, WI


May 3, 2021

May 31, 2023



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

6020-105 Comprehensive MR Imaging of the Liver

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) Attendees will be refreshed their knowledge of liver anatomy and basic physiology
2) All modern aspects of imaging the liver with MR will be discussed
3) Attendees will have a broad-based knowledge of the different applications that can be used to visualize and evaluate the liver
4) Attendees will understand the advantages each gives to assist the Radiologist in the diagnosis various liver diseases


  1. Abstract
  2. Liver Anatomy
    1. Gross and surface anatomy
    2. Vasculature
    3. Biliary system
  3. Basic Physiology
    1. Metabolic regulation
    2. Hematologic regulation
    3. Bile production
  4. Basic Pulse Sequences
    1. SSFSE
    2. T2 Fat Sat
    3. DWI
      1. Methods and b-values
    4. Contrast-enhanced: hemangioma vs. hepatocellular carcinoma
  5. Iron Quantification
    1. GRE pulse sequences sensitive to iron
    2. T2* vs. R2*
    3. Applications: StarMap, MapIt, StarQuant
    4. Hemochromatosis & Thalassemia
  6. Fat Quantification
    1. 3D fast SPGR sequence
    2. T2* triglyceride fat images and fat fractions
    3. IDEAL IQ, LiverLab, MDIXON Quant
    4. Hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease)
  7. Elastography
    1. Methods
      1. MR Touch, MR Elastography
      2. Active driver/ passive driver pneumatic pulses
      3. FGRE & SE-EPI
    2. Post-processing: Wave images & Elastograms
      1. Stiffness measured in kilopascals (kPa)
    3. Hepatic fibrosis & cirrhosis

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.

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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