MRI Physics & Safety
MRI Physics & Safety

Comprehensive coverage of MRI Safety, featuring highly renowned authorities including:

Frank Shellock, PhD, FACR, FACC, FISMRM
Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD, FACR
William Faulkner, BS, RT (R) (MR) (CT) FSMRT

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Earn up to 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 19 Category A CE Credits.

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Education designed for all skill levels: basic, advanced including hot topics
Limited class size and Q&A sessions with expert faculty
Dedicated Physics Board Review Sessions – All Modalities

Understanding MR Physics & Safety

MRI is an invaluable and highly utilized diagnostic modality in modern medicine. Improving diagnostic accuracy in MRI interpretation requires selecting the appropriate MR pulse sequences and optimally adjusting the MR imaging parameters for each MRI scan, which in turn requires a solid knowledge of basic and intermediate MR physics principles.

Yet, the majority of practicing radiologists and MR technologists have deficiencies in such knowledge, either having never fully acquired it, or having forgotten much of it years after their training. All radiologists and MR technologists would benefit from this course by improving their understanding of MR physical principles, and thereby improving their skills in the selection of appropriate pulse sequences and adjustment of imaging parameters.

There is also a critical need for education on the topic of MR safety. The number of patients with implanted medical devices, and the types and variety of such devices, are staggering, and growing every year. The responsibility falls on MR technologists and radiologists to make daily decisions about whether to approve or reject a patient with a particular implanted device, as well as how to perform scans on such patients.

About The Meeting

MRI physics has a reputation for being difficult to learn. However, that need not be the case. This course will present the material in a manner that is easy to understand and digest, in a non-intimidating atmosphere. The talks will proceed in a step-by-step, unhurried pace. Technical jargon will be reduced, and there will be very little math. Illustrations and analogies will be judiciously used.

Each lecture will be limited to 30 minutes or less, with frequent breaks between lectures.

A practical and comprehensive approach is necessary when encountering MR safety issues. This course aims to provide just that.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this learning activity participants will be able to:

  • Choose from among the myriad MRI pulse sequences available, so that the appropriate ones can be selected for a particular patient.
  • Adjust the various MR imaging parameters.
  • Develop a systematic approach to addressing MRI safety issues.
  • Avoid patient injuries, including thermal (burns) and mechanical (hemorrhage and organ injury).
  • Avoid inappropriately denying an MRI scan with a patient who stands to benefit from that scan.
  • Identify different types of MRI artifacts and correct for them by adjusting the imaging parameters and/or selecting alternative pulse sequences.

Esteemed Faculty

Frank Shellock, PhD, FACR, FACC, FISMRM Frank Shellock,
PhD, FACR, FACC, FISMRM

Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Director for MRI Studies of Biomimetic Micro-Electronic Systems, National Science Foundation, Engineering Research Center, University of Southern California

Lawrence Tanenbaum, MD, FACR Lawrence Tanenbaum,
MD, FACR

Vice President, Medical Director of East Region; Director of CT, MR & Advanced Imaging, RadNet

William Faulkner, BS, RT (R) (MR) (CT), FSMRT William Faulkner,
BS, RT (R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT

Owner, CEO William Faulkner & Associates, LLC; Founding Board Member American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS)

Andreea Dohatcu Andreea Dohatcu,
PhD, DABR(D), MRSC(MRSO), CMQ

Clinical Assistant Professor; Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Physicist; Department of Radiology-University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Verghese George, MD, MRCOG, FRCR Verghese George,
MD, MRCOG, FRCR

Division Chief, Adult Radiology, Texas Children’s Hospital and Pavilion for Women; Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Mary P. McDougall, PhD Mary P. McDougall, PhD

Associate Professor; Director of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Ulrich A. Rassner, MD Ulrich A. Rassner, MD

Medical Director, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography, University of Utah

Accreditation Statement

AMA PRA Category 1 Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and VanguardME. The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Category A, ARRT Statement: This activity meets all criteria and has been approved by AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management for nineteen (19) Category A, ARRT CE Credits.

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Program Registration Rates

Physicans & Physicists $ 1,095.00
Physician Assistants, VA & Retired Physicians $ 695.00
Residents, Fellows, Technologists & Other HCPs $ 595.00

Resort Information

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Special Discounted Group Room Rates:
$209.00/nt (single/double occupancy)
Cost for additional person over double occupancy is $35 for 3rd and 4th person.

Hotel Cutoff: March 30, 2019
Space Is Limited - Reserve Today: Book online by clicking here or call Aria Reservations at: (866) 359-7757 or (702)590-7757 and identify yourself as a registrant of MRI Physics & Safety meeting. Group rates may be available three (3) days before and three days after the conference, subject to availability.