MRI Essentials: The basics of MRI

5.5 CE Credits


An interactive course covering the fundamentals and basics of MRI in a broad range of topics, including the basics of MRI physics, sequences, safety, patient care, and more

Course Overview

7 Modules
ASRT
314 Certificates Issued

Course description

Expiry date: May 1, 2023


MRI Basics is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) for anyone interested in understanding what it is, how it works, and how some of the basic physics
revelations of the 18th century led to what we now know as MR.

This course covers fundamentals across a variety of topics in MRI, such as safety in MR environments and
MRI zones, and caring for patients undergoing MRI examinations. This course also covers technical aspects
and image processing, including pulse sequences, parameters and how they affect image quality,
gradients, Fourier transform, proton spin and frequency, magnetic field strength, and types of MRI
scanners.

As an overall introductory course, MRI Basics is suitable for MRI technologists looking for a refresher course,
students in radiology programs, and technologists who are preparing to cross-train into the modality and
need a firm foundation in the fundamentals of MRI.

Approved by the ASRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) for 5.5 Category A CE Credits
Subscription duration: 365 days from purchase date
Voiceover available
Downloadable transcript available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the ARMRIT®
Hassle-free 30-day full refund policy*
Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
MRI-2016 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
MRI-2020 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
RA-2017 Patient Care
Pharmacology and Anesthetics Guidelines 0.25
RA-2018 Patient Care
Pharmacology 0.25
THR-2022 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
MRI-2016 Safety
MRI Screening and Safety 0.25
MRI-2020 Safety
MRI Screening and Safety 0.25
RA-2018 Safety
Patient Safety, Radiation Protection, and Equipment Operation 0.25
THR-2022 Safety
Radiation Protection, Equipment Operation, and Quality Assurance 0.25
MRI-2016 Image Production
Physical Principles of Image Formation 2.00
Sequence Parameters and Options 2.00
Data Acquisition and Processing 1.00
MRI-2020 Image Production
Physical Principles of Image Formation 2.00
Sequence Parameters and Options 2.00
Data Acquisition, Processing, and Storage 1.00
Section 1: Introduction
What is MRI?
Protons as a dipole
MRI applications
Advantages/disadvantages
Essential elements for MRI
The human body
Some molecules
Hydrogen atom
Section 2: Magnetic field
Definition
How to create it?
Oersted
Faraday
Homogeneity
Section 3: The magnets
Permanent magnets
Resistive magnets
Superconductive magnets
Metaphor: Advantages/disadvantages
Section 4: Radiofrequencies
The electromagnetic spectrum
How the RF disturbs the protons
General principle
Section 5: Safety
Magnetic pull
Contra-indications
Quench
O2 monitoring
Section 6: Summary

Very user friendly, straight to the point, & and contained valuable information.

Renee M.

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