About this Program

This program will provide an overview of the benefits and challenges of Clinical MRI Imaging on a 3T magnet.  This program was developed to provide you with a thorough overview of 3T MR Imaging techniques, and options necessary to obtain high quality MR images.


  • Managing SAR at 3T
    • Define
    • Considerations
    • RF Energy
    • Strategies for Managing SAR
      • Pulse Sequence Selection
      • Pulse Sequence Parameters
      • Pulse Sequence Order
      • Time Between Sequences
      • Vendor-Provided Sequence Variations


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.”


Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will:

  • Define SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) and obtain great knowledge on how to manage this technique.
  • Identify why RF energy affects specific absorption rate.
  • Review strategies for managing SAR in the MR environment.


Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Kristan Harrington

Kristan Harrington


Kristan Harrington has been an educator specializing in MRI since 1998. She worked as an educator with Philips Healthcare for almost 12 years. She held a full time faculty appointment at Emory University School of Medicine leading the MRI Bachelor's Degree Program. Kristan is the Senior Associate with William Faulkner & Associates providing both MRI educational and consulting services. She speaks at conferences nationally for many vendors including, MTMI, NWIF, Siemens, Philips, Bracco and Medtronic. Kristan is also developing bachelor degree programs in MRI for universities who are moving in that direction. Kristan earned her Associate's degree in Radiology Technology in 1996 and her Bachelor's Degree in Medical Science Education, with honors from Emory University in 1997. She then received her Master's in Business Administration in 2010. MTMI is proud to have Kristan share her knowledge with our students.

Wm. Faulkner



Accredited training programs

ASRT Category A Credit Information

ASRT Category A

This program provides 0.5 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.