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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 7/16/2014
  • Expiration Date: 7/31/2020
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has emerged as a leading imaging technology for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. CMR can provide a wealth of diagnostic information in one examination, simply by changing software parameters, and without any modifications to the hardware. For example, in one examination, CMR can provide high-quality images showing ventricular function, myocardial perfusion and viability, valve function, and cardiovascular anatomy. Understanding the mechanisms used to create these different types of images provides a distinct advantage to the technologist, allowing for optimized image performance, improved diagnostic quality, and the ability to recognize and avoid or minimize artifacts. This article describes the basic imaging techniques used in CMR and the underlying physics of CMR, provides example images for each sequence, and discusses possible artifacts and how to avoid them.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • Describe the imaging strategies used in CMR and apply the underlying physics of CMR to patient care.
    • Discuss applications in which CMR helps in the diagnosis or management of cardiovascular disease.
    • Describe the differences between CMR and magnetic resonance imaging of other organs.

    Categories: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • CE Information:

    CE Information
    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the “Take CE Test!” link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must obtain a score of 75% to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.0 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Course is approved for CME credit fulfillment by the ARMRIT.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same or any subsequent biennium.


Pulse Sequences for Cardiac MRI

Elizabeth R. Jenista, PhD

*Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
Address correspondence to: Elizabeth R. Jenista, PhD, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3934, Durham, NC 27710. E-mail: elizabeth.specht@duke.edu.

Disclosures: Ms Jenista reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has emerged as a leading imaging technology for the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. CMR can provide a wealth of diagnostic information in one examination, simply by changing software parameters, and without any modifications to the hardware. For example, in one examination, CMR can provide high-quality images showing ventricular function, myocardial perfusion and viability, valve function, and cardiovascular anatomy. Understanding the mechanisms used to create these different types of images provides a distinct advantage to the technologist, allowing for optimized image performance, improved diagnostic quality, and the ability to recognize and avoid or minimize artifacts. This article describes the basic imaging techniques used in CMR and the underlying physics of CMR, provides example images for each sequence, and discusses possible artifacts and how to avoid them.

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