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Maureen Lawrence, ARMRIT, MRSO, RT
Lead MRI Technologist, San Diego Imaging

May 3, 2021
May 31, 2023


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

6020-112 The Five W's of the ACR Phantom for MRI

    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: $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 learn and understand the applications and steps involved in the utilization of the ACR Phantom.

2) A discussion of the incorporation of the ACR Phantom results in the preparation of the ACR MRI Accreditation Application.

3) The importance of the utilization of the ACR Phantom in the Quality Control (QC) & Quality Assurance (QA) to the Patient and Image Quality.



  • The Radiologist’s responsibilities
  • Qualified Medical Physicist or MRI Scientist
  • MRI Technologist


  • Setup
  • Table Position Accuracy
  • Geometric Accuracy measurements
  • High-contrast Spatial Resolution
  • Low-Contrast Detectability
  • Artifact Evaluation
  • Film printer Quality Control (if applicable)
  • Visual Checklist


  • Weekly
  • After any PM or repair


  • 16 different companies.
  • AllTech Medical Systems, Anke, Aspect Imaging, Aurora, Basda medical, Canon Medical Systems (formerly Toshiba), Esaote, Fonar, GE Healthcare, Hitachi, Neusoft, Paramed Medical Systems, Philips, Siemens, Time Medical systems, United Imaging and Wandong Medical


  • For our patients
  • Quality accuracy
  • Measurement
  • In Conclusion: Who, What, When, Where, Why

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):  

  • Asset Resource Management
  • Operations Management

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.

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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.

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.