Managing SAR in Today's MR

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE ARRT
Course Credit: 1.00
Rewards Points Earned: 125
Course Category: *Imaging, *MRI, Ferroguard Training
Accreditation: This course is accredited by The Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA).
Course Producer: BetterMRI
Course Cost: Free
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: January 16, 2017
Course Expiration Date: January 31, 2019
Program Summary:
  • Introduction / Lecture Goals - Purpose
  • MRI's 3 fields and their risks
    1. Main static magnetic field
    2. Radiofrequency field
    3. Imaging Gradient fields
  • What is SAR?
    1. Definition
    2. FDA limits
    3. Manufacturer operating modes
  • Keeping SAR in check
    1. Patient types more prone to SAR
    2. Positioning musts
    3. Sequence balancing
  • Parameter interactions
    1. Managing TR using concatenations / acquisitions / packages
    2. Parallel imaging : BOGO sale
      1. Vendor options : parallel imaging
      2. Clinical applications parallel imaging
    3. Flip angle modulation techniques
      1. Do's and don'ts
  • MRI conditional implants : clinical application
    1. Example #1 : Medtronic pacemaker
    2. Example # 2: Coronary Stent
    3. Example # 3: Spinal cord stimulator
    4. Example # 4 : Programmable CSF shunt
  • Closing statements / lecture summary

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