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2 Day MRI Conference for Technologists
8 or 16 Hours Category A Credit
Paul Worthington, BS, RT(R)(MR)
About these Seminars
MRI Registry Review
Day One of Conference
This review of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) offers a unique opportunity to prepare for the ARRT
MRI certification examination. It will provide a greater understanding of
MRI and help expand your knowledge
in the development this modality. You will review key MRI principles, image formation processes and safety concerns. At the end of the program practice review questions will be included to assess your knowledge of the material and review the important concepts covered in the seminar.

Progressive Imaging
Techniques in MR

Day Two of Conference
MRI is experiencing increased utilization for imaging. MRI technology advances are moving fast as this modality takes on more of the diagnostic imaging workload. Scans that once took hours now take minutes... or even seconds to acquire. Keep up with the technology and see how MRI can provide faster scans and improved image quality. The utility (and safety) of increasing field strength is addressed as well as applications in stroke, abdominal, cardiovascular and breast MR imaging.
Educational Objectives
At the completion of the seminar,
MRI Registry Review
Day One of Conference,
participants will be able to:

  • List the central components of an MRI imager.
  • Define key concepts such as nuclear magnetism, Larmor equation, precession, gyro-magnetic ratio, resonance, tissue characteristics, T1, T2, spatial localization, etc.
  • Examine various MRI pulse sequences.
  • Apply MRI protocols and imaging techniques for different body parts.
  • Summarize the main safety concerns pertaining to MRI

At the completion of the seminar,
Progressive Imaging Techniques in MR
Day Two of Conference,
participants will be able to:

  • Separate the characteristics of basic FSE pulse sequence.
  • Identify the appropriate clinical applications where fat and water suppression are important.
  • Assess safety considerations to regard to increases in Tesla field strength.
  • Integrate technical and practical considerations for cerebrovascular, cardiovascular and abdominal imaging.
  • Validate the unique value of MR in the evaluation of the breast.
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Who Should Attend
MRI Registry Review
Day One of Conference
You should attend this seminar if you are an X-ray technologist interested in entering the field of MRI or have other sub-specialty experience and want to prepare for the ARRT MRI certification examination. You will also benefit from this seminar, if you are an MRI technologist wishing to review MRI technology or to add to your knowledge of this modality.

Progressive Imaging Techniques in MR
Day Two of Conference
You should attend if you are a MR technologist or MR imaging specialist interested in improving and expanding your MR imaging capabilities. Attendees should have some familiarity with the basic principles and concepts of MRI. This seminar is for the working MRI technologist, managers and others wanting to cover image formation basics as well as some of the latest techniques available to the MR technologist. Use this information to understand how the parameters in your protocol affect images and patient throughput.
About the Instructor
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Paul Worthington, BS, RT(R)(MR)
Paul has over 20 years MR imaging experience. He has extensive clinical MRI experience, as well as, experience in management and education for multiple provider settings, ranging from university hospitals to private practice to mobile units. Paul has worked for several years in MR applications for a major medical company. His experience in conventional and short bore, open MR, and multi vendor competence; make this an information packed seminar you won’t want to miss.
Seminar Credit
These seminars provide 8 hours of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists each day. A certificate of attendance will be provided for each individual upon completion of each seminar. All attendees must attend the entire seminar to receive full credit. Credit is awarded for radiologic technologists as ARRT Category A Credit approved by the ASRT, and credit from various licensure states.
At the completion of the entire 2-day conference, attendees will have earned 16 hours of Category A credits.
Conference Schedule

Day One - MRI Registry Review
8:00 am Registration and Coffee
8:30 am Physical Principles of Image Formation
  • Instrumentation
  • Fundamentals
Artifacts
Quality Control
9:30 am Data Acquisition and Processing
10:10 am Informal Discussion and Break
10:20 am Pulse Sequences
  • Data manipulation
  • Special procedures
  • Sequence parameters
12:00 noon Lunch - (on your own)
1:00 pm Imaging Procedures
  • Head and Neck
  • Spine
  • Thorax
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Musculoskeletal apparatus
  • Contrast administration
2:40 pm Informal Discussion and Break
2:50 pm Patient Care
  • Legal and ethical principles
  • MRI screening and safety
Patient Assessment, Monitoring and Management
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Infection control
3:45 pm Mock Examination and Review
4:30 pm Adjourn
Day Two

Progressive Imaging Techniques in MR
8:00 am Registration and Coffee
8:30 am Pulse Sequence Optimization
  • Basics of FSE pulse sequence
  • Suppression techniques
10:10 am Informal Discussion and Break
10:20 am 3T Imaging - Experiences
  • Comparison with 1.5T imaging
  • Safety considerations
  • Applications
11:10 am Brain Attack Imaging
  • Physiology of brain attack
  • Sequences
  • Imaging strategies
12:00 pm Lunch - (on your own)
1:00 pm Abdominal Imaging
  • Sequences
  • Protocols and image review
  • Technical and anatomic considerations
1:50 pm Cardiovascular Imaging I
  • Sequences
  • Protocols and image review
  • Technical and anatomic considerations
2:40 pm Informal Discussion and Break
2:50 pm Cardiovascular Imaging II
  • Sequences
  • Protocols and image review
  • Technical and anatomic considerations
3:40 pm Breast Imaging
  • Sequences
  • Protocols and image review
  • Technical and anatomic considerations
4:30 pm Adjourn
*Schedule is subject to change.
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