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A Basic Introduction to Cardiac MR (Course ID: C17864)
This e.learning course is a basic introduction to cardiac MR imaging and will show the heart being viewed from numerous angles in order to demonstrate its anatomy and function.
Advanced Neuro Imaging in MRI (Course ID: 00204683)
This e.learning will discuss the topic of advanced neuro imaging, which includes a large variety of MR imaging techniques. The pulse sequences associated with these techniques and the theory behind some of these procedures will also be discussed.
Assessing IQ and Troubleshooting Artifacts in MRI (Course ID: 00204488)
This e.learning course will help MR technologists recognize common artifacts and possible solutions. Technologists will gain troubleshooting insights which will lead to performance improvements and impact image quality in a positive way.
Breast MRI: General Imaging (Course ID: 00205054)
This e.learning course is designed to provide information on the clinical indications and the new recommendations for breast MR imaging. Also discussed will be the different breast coils that are available, how to prep and position the patient, technical considerations for breast MRI, as well as body STIR imaging for cancer staging. Post-processing methods of breast MR data and the various Computer-Assisted Detection (CAD) workstations will also be discussed.
Functional Imaging in Musculoskeletal MRI Imaging (Course ID: 00227231)
This e.learning will enhance your knowledge in new developments with 3T imaging as they considerably changed “routine” orthopedic MRI enabling better, faster diagnosis. Early detection of cartilage degeneration and monitoring of repair procedures are now possible. A discussion of the various new ideas to complement MSK imaging will be presented.
Getting Ahead with MR Neuro Imaging (Course ID: 00244307)
This session will provide technologists with an overview of basic positioning tips for neuroimaging. A review of advanced imaging techniques will also be covered, along with how these techniques can be used to improve workflow or patient diagnosis.
Getting to the Heart of Cardiac MR (Course ID: 00244359)
This session will provide a basic understanding of cardiac anatomy and imaging techniques for technologists who have little to no experience with cardiac MR. Proper gating techniques will be discussed, as well as the terminology associated with cardiac imaging. A review of how ARGUS is used for flow and function measurements will also be covered.
The Camtasia Recorder and Player is an underutilized feature on the syngo MR software application and is a powerful tool that can be used for training and marketing purposes. A demonstration on how to create a Camtasia recording will be provided and suggestions for usage will be explored.
Identifying and Troubleshooting Common MR Artifacts (Course ID: 00265335)
This e.learning is intended for customers who are receiving the VG30 Upgrade for their Biograph mCT systems. The module will take you through an overview of the new features of the software, oncology upgrades, and protocol changes. The program will also give the learner an overview of the new optional features Wave Form Gating (HD Chest) and Whole Body Dynamic (Whole Body Perfusion). Lastly, we will outline the miscellaneous additions to the upgrade that you will see.
Improving Patient Satisfaction (Course ID: 00219545)
This e.learning for imaging technologists addresses professional ethics specific to radiology services in the hospital setting. The content focus is on consumer identification along with clarification of consumer needs and expectations in this area of healthcare. Particular attention is given to the radiological technologist's role in communication, protocols, patient confidentiality, image quality, and professionalism.
Improving Workflow and Operational Efficiency on MAGNETOM Systems (Course ID: 00227265)
This presentation will focus on the Siemens related MR sequences and software options available that will improve workflow and efficiency. Incorporation and practical applications of the features will be discussed.
Innovations of B17 Software (Course ID: 00244356)
This session will provide technologists with information related to the new software features available with B17. There are improved workflow changes available with the software upgrade that will impact routine imaging from a technologist's perspective. Newly available software options and coils will also be discussed.
Intraoperative MRI (Course ID: 00227267)
This presentation will involve a discussion of the intra-operative MRI (I-MRI) procedure with a focus on its complexity, challenges, and advantages. In addition, best-practice sharing on development of policy and procedures, room safety, and patient case load will be reviewed.
iPAT, Matrix Coils, and Tim® (Course ID: 00204709)
This e.learning course is designed to provide information on the various ways to reduce scan time in conventional imaging, the advantages of parallel imaging techniques (PAT), the difference between the two reconstruction algorithms, and the parallel imaging techniques adopted by Siemens.
Most Frequently Asked Questions in MR: Get the Answers (Course ID: 00265338)
This e.learning will focus on the features, benefits and updates of the Biograph HI-REZ Upgrade. The attendee will know what equipment and software changes to expect, the standard and optional features, changes in the PET quality control, changes to list mode replay and reconstruction and an overview of the HD•PET features.
MR Angiography Head to Toe (Course ID: 00227504)
This e.learning activity is an introduction to MR angiography (MRA) imaging. A discussion on the physics and basic principles will include Time-of-Flight, Phase Contrast, Contrast Enhanced MRA, and dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRA techniques. These discussions will also include sequence parameter choices, 3D imaging and maximum intensity projection (MIP) reconstruction. From head to toe, most frequently performed MRA exams will be discussed. Clinical indications and applications for each will be covered.
MR Angiography Imaging Techniques (Course ID: 00244341)
This session will provide participants with an understanding of the various MR techniques for angiography imaging, along with the benefits and disadvantages that each technique brings. A review of parameters and how artifacts can be reduced will also be discussed.
MR Breast Implant Imaging (Course ID: 00205057)
This e.learning course will provide the technologist with information to discuss the common sequences and techniques used for breast implant MR imaging. Technologists will be able to determine the type of implant (silicone or saline); recognize the frequency peaks of silicone, saline, fat, and water; and learn troubleshooting techniques for silicone and saline implant imaging. Case studies that apply the various MR techniques and demonstrate normal and abnormal pathologies will also be reviewed.
MR Image Quality (Course ID: 00248254)
Good MR image quality depends on many key parameters. Clinical applications of specific sequences available on MAGNETOM® systems will be discussed, along with a basic explanation of MR physics, which will assist the MR imaging specialist in diagnosing image quality issues that stem from improper parameter selections.
MR Imaging at 3T (Course ID: 00205004)
This e.learning course will help MR technologists understand 3T, and also be familiar with the factors that are clinically relevant to consider with MR imaging at 3T.
MR Imaging in Oncology (Course ID: 00204995)
This e.learning course is designed so that the user will understand the emerging role that MR has for oncology in guiding the direction of treatment decisions and delivery. The various types of diagnostic imaging sequences as well as functional, biological, and available advanced imaging techniques will be discussed. Students will also understand MR’s role in therapeutic imaging and the various diagnostic equipment and post processing software that can be utilized.
MR Parallel Imaging Basics and Applications (Course ID: 00265342)
In this session, we will be discussing issues pertaining modern reconstruction techniques in PET imaging today. With the advancement of computer speed comes the ability to incorporate more and more data and more advanced correction techniques into the PET reconstruction process, and maintain a clinical reconstruction speed to allow the final images to be approved before moving the patient off the exam table.
Multi-Modality Approach to Breast Imaging (Course ID: 00265352)
The American Cancer Society has new recommendations for the care of breast cancer patients and due to these changes, facilities are seeing an increase in MR procedures for high risk patients. This training will provide a multi-modality approach to breast imaging and through the use of patient cases utilizing mammography, ultrasound, and MRI, the technologist will gain a better understanding and appreciation of a multi-modality approach in diagnosing a disease that affects so many women.
Multi-Region Imaging Made Easy in MR (Course ID: 00265345)
In today’s competitive patient market for MRI, companies and employers are constantly looking for cutting edge ways in which to scan more patients in less time while still providing the best patient and continuity in care. This training will focus on the utilization and benefits of applying the principles and concepts of Siemens TimCT scanning software and hardware that can be employed on our MAGNETOM Systems.
Neuro Imaging in MR (Course ID: 00265347)
This training will provide the MR technologist with a basic understanding of the advanced neuro imaging techniques currently available and how they are used in conjunction with morphologic imaging for patient diagnosis and management. The session will also provide the MR technologist with tips for optimizing data acquisition and post processing for: spectroscopy, perfusion, diffusion, multi-direction diffusion weighting, Tractography, and fMRI.
Optimizing MSK Imaging in MR (Course ID: 00252766)
This session will discuss useful tips for obtaining optimal image quality in orthopedic imaging. Topics discussed will be proper positioning techniques, especially for difficult patients or exams. A review of techniques that are being utilized by facilities to help improve workflow will be covered as well.
Orthopedic MR Imaging (Course ID: 00205056)
This e.learning activity is designed to provide an introduction to orthopedic MR imaging. A discussion on the technical considerations include fat suppression techniques, parallel acquisition techniques, sequence parameter choices, 3D imaging and multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) will be covered.
Siemens 3T Imaging Techniques and Applications (Course ID: 00227266)
This presentation will discuss 3T physics and new MR techniques including SWI, BLADE, ASL, SPACE, t1-Flair, and body diffusion. Techniques in developing and improving 3T protocols will also be presented.
Siemens Spectroscopy (Course ID: 00205317)
This e.learning is designed to introduce the basic concepts, techniques and clinical considerations of MR spectroscopy. A review of the exam and post-processing interface for the Siemens MAGNETOM® systems will be presented. A discussion of clinical neuro applications, prostate applications of 1H spectroscopy as well as a review of several case studies will be included.
Specific Absorption Rate in MR (Course ID: 00205220)
This e.learning is designed for MR technologists who need to become more familiar with SAR. SAR will be defined and this material will cover the guidelines of SAR, how SAR is calculated, units of measurement, and how to reduce SAR.
Staying Ahead of the Game with Clinical Education (Course ID: 00227280)
Innovative and advancing technologies are crucial to mastering the challenges of the future. With the increase in demand for healthcare, there is a tremendous need for new technologies to drive a more preventive approach to disease management, earlier diagnosis and intervention, and integrated information technology.
syngo MR B17 Tutorial (Course ID: 00239748)
This e.learning is for customers who are upgrading from previous software versions on their MAGNETOM Tim system to the B17 software. The tutorial will provide basic information about the features and applications that are available with the syngo MR B17 software, along with workflow videos that demonstrate these features.
syngo® MR Cardiac Part I - Triggering (Course ID: 00223113)
This e.learning will provide you with the background information you need to understand cardiac triggering and proper use for MR imaging techniques used in common practice. Additionally, it will help to familiarize you with the cardiac-specific aspects of the MAGNETOM® syngo MR software which will help you to produce excellent examinations for a wide variety of patients.
syngo® MR Cardiac Part II - Anatomy and Localization (Course ID: 00223147)
This e.learning will provide you with the background information you need to understand MR Cardiac anatomy, physiology and localization of cardiac structures. Additionally, it will help to familiarize you with the cardiac-specific aspects of the MAGNETOM® syngo MR software which will help you to produce excellent examinations for a wide variety of patients.
syngo® MR Cardiac Part III - Morphology (Course ID: 00223148)
This e.learning will provide you with the background information you need to understand CMR Morphology Imaging techniques used in common practice. Additionally, this presentation will help to familiarize you with the cardiac-specific aspects of the MAGNETOM® syngo MR software which will help you to produce excellent examinations for a wide variety of patients.
syngo® MR Cardiac Part IV - Function Imaging (Course ID: 00223149)
This e.learning will provide you with the background information you need to understand function imaging of CMR techniques used in common practice. Additionally, this presentation will help to familiarize you with the cardiac-specific aspects of the MAGNETOM® syngo MR software which will help you to produce excellent examinations for a wide variety of patients.
syngo® MR Cardiac Part V - Flow Imaging (Course ID: 00223150)
This e.learning will provide you with the background information you need to understand Flow Imaging of CMR and the techniques used in common practice. Additionally, this presentation will help to familiarize you with the cardiac-specific aspects of the MAGNETOM® syngo MR software which will help you to produce excellent examinations for a wide variety of patients.
Tips and Tricks for MR Body Imaging (Course ID: 00244339)
This session will provide participants with an understanding of the MR applications for body imaging. A discussion of the various imaging techniques that are currently available and how these techniques can help improve workflow for facilities will be covered.
Women's Trends in Colorectal Cancer - A Female Perspective (Course ID: 00204521)
This e.learning will offer a basic disease overview including statistical information about colorectal cancer. Various treatment options, care issues, and research initiatives will also be discussed.
Existing Magnetom syngo® Users add Tim4G & Dot (Class ID: 000279000)
This virtual instructor-led training will provide the MR Technologist with information about converting from an existing Siemens MAGNETOM MR system to the MAGNETOM Aera & Skyra systems with Tim 4G and Dot software. System configuration, hardware and software difference will be discussed. Dot Engines, Dot Guidance including the new features and pulse sequences will also be reviewed.
syngo® Neuro 3D (MR) Task Card (Class ID: 00219606)
This virtual instructor-led training will provide the learner with information to gain better knowledge and understanding of the syngo® Neuro 3D (MR) Task Card. Post-processing workflow for Functional MRI (fMRI), Blood Oxygen Level Dependent (BOLD) imaging, Diffusion Tensor, and Tractography will be discussed.
syngo® MR Spectroscopy Task Card (Class ID: 00223106)
This virtual instructor-led training will provide the learner with information to gain better knowledge and understanding of the Siemens syngo® MR Spectroscopy Task Card. Automatic post-processing of single voxel (SVS) and multi-voxel (CSI) spectroscopy for Neuro examinations will be discussed. Attendees will also be introduced to interactive post-processing of spectral data.