About this Program

This program will explore the fundamentals and parameters of MR imaging. The instructors will take the student through the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging and provide a great review for technologists of all skill levels. 


Measurement of Field Strength

Magnetic Fields

Types of MR Systems

MR Resonance




                Magnetization Vector



                Intrinsic Contrast Parameters

                Extrinsic Contrast Parameters

Repetition Time (TR)

Echo Time (TE)

Inversion time (TI)

Flip Angle (FA)

Field of View (FOV)

Slice Thickness

Image Matrix/Phase Matrix/Frequency Matrix

Number of signal averages (NSA)

Bandwidth (rBW)



Signal to Noise (SNR)

Educational Objectives

  • Review the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging.

  • Gain an understanding of the basic principles of magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Recognize artifacts seen on MRI images and discuss how they are caused and prevention
  • Describe various MR parameters, their function, and trade-offs regarding image optimization.

How it Works:

  • Your On Demand CE activity that you purchased will be located in your “My Account” section once you log into the MTMI Website.
  • You have three attempts to pass each quiz.
  • You must earn a score of 75 % or higher.
  • Credit is recorded the day you submit and pass the quiz and is determined using Central time.
  • You have 30 days to complete and pass the quiz.
  • Once passed, access your MTMI “My Account” to print your “Certificate of Completion.”

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Barry Southers

Barry Southers

M.Ed, RT(R)(MR)

Professor/Faculty Instructor/Director
MRI Section - AMIT Program
College of Allied Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH


Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 1 hour(s) of Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists approved by ASRT and recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states.  Category A credit is also recognized for CE credit in Canada.  You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.