MRI Essentials – 5.5 CE Credits

MRI Continuing Education CE Credits Online Course

An interactive introductory course to MRI that fulfills your ARRT MRI continuing education (CE) credits online requirements

MRI Essentials – 5.5 CE Credits


  Approved by the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) for 5.5 Category A CE Credits
  Subscription duration: 6 months from purchase date
Voiceover Available
Meets the CE requirements of the following states: Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico
Meets ARRT® CE reporting requirements
Accepted by the ARMRIT
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Online MRI CE Credits

MRI Essentials is a 7-module, online MRI CE credits course designed to provide an introduction to 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.
MRI Essentials is an overall introductory course that can be taken to prepare learners to cross-train into MRI, refresh their knowledge of MRI basics, or help other healthcare professionals learn more about the modality.
Some of the topics covered in the 7-module set include: MRI safety, patient care in MRI, pulse sequences, proton spin, parameters and how they affect image quality, gradients, Fourier transform, proton spin and frequency, magnetic field strength, MRI safety zones, and types of MRI scanners.
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MRI Essentials is accredited by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for 5.5 CE credits. It also meets the CE requirements for the states of Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and New Mexico.
Each module lists objectives that will be covered in the module. Modules include metaphors that help facilitate learning and interactive animations to help relate a concept to a visual representation that the user can control. Each module concludes with a summary and a short quiz to test comprehension of the material covered in that module. Successful completion of each quiz (75% passing score) is required in order to receive your certificate and be awarded your MRI continuing education credits.

Audience and Objectives


  • Review of basic MRI physics
  • Understand basic MRI functionality
  • Master the basic sequences
  • Adjust scanning parameters to improve image quality
Target Audience

  • Radiologic Technologists

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Topics Covered

Introduction and Equipment

  • Introduction
  • Magnetic Field
  • The Magnets
  • Radiofrequencies
  • Safety
Patient Care and Safety in the MRI Environment

  • Magnet and RF Safety
  • MRI Zones and Screening
  • MRI Contrast Media
  • GFR and NSF
  • Vital Signs
Resonance, Pulsing, and Gradients

  • Resonance
  • The Magnetization Vector
  • A Basic Sequence
  • The Signal
  • Spin Echo Sequence
  • The Gradients

  • Adjusting the TE and the TR
  • Contrasts
  • Impact on the Signal
  • Contrast Agents
The Sequences

  • Spin Echo
  • Fast/Turbo Spin Echo
  • Inversion-Recovery
  • Fat Sat and Pre Sat
  • Gradient Echo
  • TOF
Creating the MR Image

  • Data Collection
  • Properties of the Fourier Space
  • Acquisition Time
  • Multi-Slice Acquisition
Image Quality

  • Contrast
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Spatial Resolution

CQR Credits Distribution

Discipline Major content category & subcategories CE Credits provided
MRI-2016 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
MRI-2016 Safety
MRI Screening and Safety 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 Patient Care
Patient Interactions and Management 0.25
MRI-2020 Safety
MRI Screening and Safety 0.25
MRI-2020 Image Production
Physical Principles of Image Formation 2.00
Sequence Parameters and Options 2.00
Data Acquisition, Processing, and Storage 1.00