MRI Workshops

Expand your knowledge of MRI by learning from medical experts through Siemens MRI Workshops. Please call 888-221-8010, options 1, 1 or email clinicaleducation.healthcare@siemens.com for more information, if you need assistance, or to register for a workshop.

 

MRI Workshop Course Listings and Descriptions


MRI Safety Course – Northwest Imaging Forums

Description
This workshop is for attendees interested in becoming an MR Medical Director/Physician (MRMD) or MR Safety Officer (MRSO) at their facility. This workshop is 2 ½ days and is taught by Dr. Manny Kanal and hosted by Northwest Imaging Forums. The workshop will cover the basic principles underlying the potential areas of safety concern involved in the MR imaging process and magnetic resonance environment. A review of the Joint Commission requirements for MR Safety and how to ensure site compliance will also be discussed.


Key Topics
• Static Magnetic Fields
• RF Magnetic Fields
• Gradient Magnetic Fields
• Safety of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
• Cryogen Safety Considerations
• Implant Safety; Clinical Application and Decision Making
• Pregnancy and MRI
• Legal Considerations: Overview, in Depth Case Histories and Review
• ACR Guidance Document
• Implant Safety: Decision Tree Diagram and Utilization


Audience
MRI Technologists, Physicists, and Physicians looking to gain practical knowledge on MRI Safety


Registration
To register, please call 1-888-221-8010 option 1, 2 for additional information or assistance with registration



Northwestern University Advanced MRI Neuroimaging Workshop

Description
This three (3) day workshop for Advanced Neuro incorporates didactic instruction with practical, hands-on scanning. Anatomy, physiology, and the physics of neuroimaging imaging will be discussed. Additionally, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation for Functional MRI, Perfusion, including Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Tractography and Spectroscopy are included. In alignment with the recent RSNA objective of integrating quantitative methods in the clinical workflow, the neuroimaging workshop will emphasize the role of quantitative measures throughout the course and give examples of how to implement these measures.


Key Topics
• Anatomy, physiology, and physics of neuroimaging.
• Functional MRI (fMRI)
    • Data Acquisition
    • Stimulus
    • Experimental design
    • Data Analysis and Interpretation
• Perfusion Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE), data acquisition, analysis and interpretation
• Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), Analysis and Tractography, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation
• MR Spectroscopy, Single Voxel (SVS), and Multi-Voxel (CSI) techniques, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation


Audience
MR Technologists and Radiologists, Fellows, and Physicists looking to gain practical knowledge of Advanced Neuroimaging methods using MRI
For more information on course, please visit: http://neuroimaging.northwestern.edu/course/

Registration
To register, please call 1-888-221-8010 option 1, 2 for additional information or assistance with registration
 



MR Safety Officer Course – Bill Faulkner

Description
The MR Safety Officer comprehensive course designed to provide MR personal with the knowledge to function in the role of an MR Safety Officer. The course is based on the current ACR Guidance documentation on MR Safe Practices, ACR Contrast Media Manual and the Examination Content Syllabus of the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS) credentialing exam. MR Safety, MR Zones, patient screening, proper patient attire, and ferromagnetic detection and MR Magnets and their components will also be discussed.


Key Topics
• ACR Guidelines
• Ferromagnetic Detection
• Screening
• Patient Monitoring
• Contrast Media Safety
• Static Field (B0)
• Spatial Field Gradient (dB/dx)
• Time-Varying Magnetic Field Gradients
• Radio Frequency Field (B1)
• Implants and Devices
• Pregnancy and MRI
• Pediatric Patient and MRI
• Quench Considerations


Audience
MRI Technologists looking to gain practical knowledge on MRI Safety


Registration
To register, please call 1-888-221-8010 option 1, 2 for additional information or assistance with registration


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.