Fellowships and Preceptorships

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MRI Fellowship Listings


Basic MR Technologist Onsite Training Fellowship

Location
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

 

Description
This fellowship provides the MR Technologists with 28 to 32 hours of hands-on training on Siemens MR Equipment. The training is held in a clinical environment that provides an opportunity for the Technologist to become familiar with the MR system purchased by their facility. Hands-on training moves at the pace of the hospital or clinic in which the training takes place, giving the student a real-life experience with the system and its features. At the conclusion of the training, the technologist should have a basic understanding of MR system operation.

 

Key Topics
• MR system RF coils, table operation, and patient positioning
• Protocol selection and scan parameter set-up
• Immersion in daily workflow and operation with the MAGNETOM® systems
• Image data handling (archival, filming, PACS)
• Image data post-processing

 

Target Audience
This fellowship is for MR Technologists seeking basic hands-on training for a MAGNETOM system in a clinical environment. The fellowship does not replace the syngo® MR Basics Class; therefore, it is recommended that the Technologist attend the class prior to participating in the hands-on training to be comfortable with the user interface and Siemens nomenclature.

 

Registration
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Northwestern MR Cardiac TECH SMaRT

Location
Northwestern University, Department of Radiology
Chicago, IL 60611

 

Description
This four (4) day MR fellowship program for cardiovascular imaging is an introductory course consisting of hands-on scanning volunteers, technical discussions and demonstrations. All course content is provided under the guidance of Northwestern cardiovascular MRI technologists, Northwestern attending radiologists and the Siemens Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Research and Development team.

 

Key Topics
• Basic concepts and practical methods of Cardiovascular MRI
• Cardiac gating and patient preparation
• Dark Blood Anatomic Localization exams
• Vascular Flow Quantification exams
• Ventricular Wall and Valve Motion Exams
• Tissue Characterization Exams
• How to locate Cardiac Clinical Protocols
• How to scan un-cooperative cardiac patients

 

Target Audience
This fellowship is designed for the MR Technologist that is seeking to increase their knowledge of basic MR cardiac imaging and post processing.

 

Registration
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Northwestern MR Cardiac CMR

Description 
This is a three (3) day MR fellowship program for cardiovascular imaging. The program incorporates didactic instruction with practical, hands-on scanning. Cardiovascular imaging basics will be presented, including CMR imaging physics and protocols. Clinical application will be emphasized through lectures ranging from normal anatomy through various states of cardiovascular pathology. Thirty mentored clinical cases will be presented. Participants will spend time at the imaging console with volunteers at 1.5T and 3T cardiovascular magnets. In addition, participants will study structural and functional cardiac MR evaluations utilizing current MR case specific applications, exploring cardiac morphology and function.

 

Key Topics
• Indications of, contraindications to, and potential side effects of CMR
• Practical knowledge in technical aspects of the CMR examination
• Basic principles of MR Angiography and their application
• Recognize and minimize important image artifacts
• Image post-processing techniques
• Correlate CMR with other imaging modalities (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, CCT, and interventional angiography), and with medical history, physical examination, laboratory, and hemodynamic data.
• Recognize cardiac and vascular pathology (ischemia, infarction, valve disease, congenital anomalies) on an MRI examination.

 

Target Audience
This fellowship is designed for the MR Physician that is seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging and post processing.

 

Registration
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Duke Cardiovascular MR Practicum

Description
This five day practicum, developed by the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC) is designed to provide the participant with an in-depth understanding of the principles of magnetic resonance imaging, safety issues in performing cardiac MR, and imaging protocols currently available for the evaluation of the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. In addition to didactic presentations, case discussions, one-on-one interaction and observation of actual patient imaging (1.5T and 3T scanners) will be emphasized. The practicum is held twice per year.
 

Key Topics
• Cardiac Imaging
      -MRI Safety
      -MRI Physics – Pulse sequences and image reconstruction
• Cardiac Imaging Sequence
• Assessment of Ventricular Function
• Artifacts
• Assessment of Pulmonary Veins
• Parametric Mapping
• Incidental Non-cardiac Findings
• Role of CMR in Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
• CMR Evaluation of ARVC/D
• CMR Imaging of Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices
• CMR Image Analysis Tools
• Congenital Cardiac Disorders
• Assessment of the Central and Peripheral Vascular Systems
• Evaluation and Differentiation of Intracardiac Masses
• CMR Assessment of the Pericardium
• Evaluation of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics
• Case Studies

 

Target Audience
This course is designed for MR Physicians, Technologists, or Trainees who are seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging and post processing.

 

Registration
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Duke MR Cardiac MR Training Level 1– Physician

Description
Tuition for (1) Physician to attend a (1) week-long rotation of the Cardiovascular MR Training Level 1 Program developed by the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC). This course is designed to provide basic knowledge about the methods and applications of CMR in clinical cardiology. The participant will receive lecture materials on the underlying principles of MR physics which includes 13 hours of pre=recorded lectures, the manifestations of specific cardiovascular abnormalities that are seen on CMR imaging and the imaging techniques used to differentiate the etiology of various abnormalities. Interesting case files as well as more than 10,000 clinical cardiovascular scans previously performed are available for review. Also included are observation of clinical cases and one-to-one discussion with faculty and staff on handling image acquisition and the interpretation of CMR scans. Physicians may participate in Level 1 training for 1-4 weeks.


Key Topics
• Cardiac Imaging Techniques
     • CMR Methods and Applications
     • MR Physics
     • Cases Studies
     • Observation of clinical cases, handling image acquisition and interpretation of CMR Scans


Target Audience
This training is designed for the MR Physician seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging.


Registration
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Duke MR Cardiac MR Training Level 2 – Physician

Description
Tuition for (1) Physician to attend a (1) week-long rotation of the Cardiovascular MR Training Level 2 Program developed by the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC). This course is designed to provide a comprehensive exposure to CMR imaging techniques focusing on the cardiac and vascular systems. It includes exposure to performance of CMR imaging, basic knowledge and understanding of CMR techniques, knowledge of MRI safety and patient screening, and advanced experience with interpretation of CMR scans. Physicians may participate in Level 2 training for 1-12 weeks.


Key Topics
• Cardiac Imaging Techniques
    • Cardiac
    • Vascular
    • MRI Safety
    • Patient screening
    • Advanced experience and interpretation of CMR


Target Audience
This training is designed for the MR Physician seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging.


Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, 1 or email clinicaleducation.healthcare@siemens.com

 



MRI Washington University PET/MRI – Hybrid Imaging in Practice (Radiologists)

Description
Washington University has developed a mini-fellowship designed for Physicians/Radiologists. The three day course will expose participants to the technical, clinical, and research aspects of the simultaneous PET/MRI platform. Participants will gain hands on experience at the console, hear lectures from experts in the field of PET and MR Imaging, as well as gain access to case read-outs and a bank of PET/MRI cases. Learners will: Develop an understanding for simultaneous PET/MRI instrumentation; Gain hands on knowledge of the console and exam set-up; Determine appropriate clinical applications for PET/MRI; Understand issues related to attenuation correction, protocol development, interpretation, and service building.


Key Topics
• Introduction to PET/MRI
• Physics-Nuclear Medicine
• Physics – MRI
• Attenuation Correction
• Applications for MRI/PET
    • Body
    • Neuro Oncology
    • Pediatric
    • Cardiac
• Clinical/Research PET/MRI Cases
• Economic aspects of PET/MRI
• Clinical PET/MRI applications, work-flow, case studies
• Image Dementia and seizures
• Reading room observation


Target Audience
This fellowship is designed for the Radiologist, Physician or Clinician that is seeking to advance their knowledge of PET/MR imaging.


Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, 1 or email clinicaleducation.healthcare@siemens.com


Pediatric Disclaimer
: MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants less than two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.
 



Washington University PET/MRI – Hybrid Imaging in Practice (Technologists)

Description
Washington University has developed a two day mini-fellowship course for technologists (CNMT) to expose participants to the technical, clinical, and research aspects of the simultaneous PET/MRI platform. Participants will gain hands on experience at the console, case read-outs, and hear lectures from experts in the field of PET imaging and MRI. Learners will: Develop an understanding for simultaneous instrumentation; Gain hands on knowledge of the console and exam set-up; Determine appropriate clinical applications for; understand issues related to attenuation correction, protocol development, interpretation, and service building.


Key Topics
• Introduction to PET/MRI
• Physics-Nuclear Medicine
• Physics – MRI
• Attenuation Correction
• Patient set-up
• Applications for PET/MRI
    • Body
    • Neuro Oncology
    • Pediatric
    • Cardiac
• Clinical research PET/MRI cases


Target Audience
This fellowship is designed for MRI and PET Technologists seeking to advance their knowledge of PET/MR imaging.


Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, 1 or email clinicaleducation.healthcare@siemens.com

 

Pediatric Disclaimer: MR scanning has not been established as safe for imaging fetuses and infants less than two years of age. The responsible physician must evaluate the benefits of the MR examination compared to those of other imaging procedures.