3 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits
Successfully complete this module to receive 3 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits. Module includes all required reading materials as well as access to take the certification test. Certificates can be printed or saved.
1. To become familiar with basic abdomen and pelvis anatomy as it applies to the imaging professional
2. To learn the functions of the major organs, gaining clinical skills applicable to the workday of a radiologic technologist
3. To learn the locations and visualization of structures relevant to pulse sequences at the MR operator console
4. Understand the myriad of options with respect to fat suppression techniques available to technologist and radiologist
5. Apply the various fat suppression techniques to a variety of clinical applications such as liver imaging, kidney/adrenal gland, pelvic imaging, breast MRI and MR angiography
6. Distinguish STIR from chemical saturation and the applications of both techniques
7. Establish the importance of In/Out of Phase imaging in the abdomen, including identification of pertinent common pathology
8. To learn the function and application of the Dixon fat separation technique
9. To understand and visualize the application of presaturation in the MRI pulse sequences
10. To establish the importance of subtraction as a method of background tissue suppression, in addition to the applications of the technique in MR angiography applications
11. To learn application techniques in abdominal MRI protocols
12. Establish the critical importance of dynamic imaging in MRI examinations, relevant to lesion characterization and Wash In / Wash Out rates
13. To establish a base of image identification with major pathologies found in the liver and abdominal MRI protocols, in addition to their enhancement patterns.
14. To learn to identify MRCP images and the biliary tree
15. Understand the identification of a Wilms tumor and the population of patients a technologist would expect to see a Wilms tumor in.
16. To learn the location of an islet cell tumor and the type of study that should be performed.
17. To establish the importance of T2* gradient echo sequences in an MRI of the liver when assessing for the presence of iron deposits
18. To learn basic venous abdominal anatomy
19. To learn the implications of an MR Enterography exam, and the importance of patient prep, oral contrast visualization and contrast enhancement
20. To learn the basics of MRI prostate applications and the identification of pertinent anatomy relative to the positioning options for MRI technologists
21. To learn basic female pelvic anatomy and the critical scan planes for evaluation of uterine zonal anatomy or ovarian visualization.
22. To become familiar with breast MRI and its usage/applications, in addition to the importance of fat suppression techniques in the breast MRI exam
23. To learn techniques utilized in the evaluation for breast implant integrity, in saline and silicone settings
24. To visualize the application of subtraction techniques in MR angiography settings
25. To discuss aortic dissection and the techniques utilized in MRI / MRA exams best suited to evaluate this pathology
26. To become familiar with anatomy in the MRA of the lower extremities, vital in establishing flow to the dorsalis pedis
27. To understand which sequence is optimal in the setting of metal, large field of view or areas of inhomogeneity
28. To understand which sequences are preferred in dynamically acquired MRI images of the abdomen