Preface vii Acknowledgements ix Introduction xi Part A Patient Care in MRI Bioeffects, Safety, and Patient Care 1 General patient care 1. Legal and ethical principles 2. Patient assessment, monitoring, and management 3. Interpersonal communications 4. Infection control Special contributions to General Patient Care category have been provided by: Joy M. Fox, BS RT (R)(M)(QM)(CT) Faculty, Imaging Education Associates MRI screening and safety Introduction 1 Part A: Questions 7 Part A: Answers 44 Part B Imaging Procedures Clinical Applications, Enhancement Agents, Cross-Sectional Anatomy 61 1. MRI of the head and neck 2. MRI of the spine 3. MRI of the thorax 4. MRI of the abdomen and pelvis 5. MRI of the musculoskeletal system Introduction 61 Part B: Questions 64 Part B: Answers 209 Part C Data Acquisition and Processing Image Parameters, Pulse Sequences, Spatial Localization, and Image Quality 245 1. Pulse sequences 2. Data manipulation 3. Special procedures 4. Sequence parameters and options Introduction 245 Part C: Questions 248 Part C: Answers 284 Part D Physical Principles of Image Formation MR Physics, Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Physics, Tissue Characteristics, Image Quality, and Types of MR Magnets, Coils, and Peripheral Equipment 299 1. Instrumentation 2. Fundamentals 3. Artifacts 4. Quality control Introduction 299 Part D: Questions 302 Part D: Answers 330 MRI calculations 343 Glossary of terms and abbreviations 345
Carolyn Kaut Roth, RT (R)(MR)(CT)(M)(CV) FSMRT, is a registered radiographer, who majored in physics at the University of Pennsylvania and received a clinical Master's degree (MSc) in Magnetic Resonance for Radiographers at Anglia Polytechnic Cambridge United Kingdom. She has served on MRI Educational Task forces for The American Council for Education with the Department of Education for the Federal Government of the United States. She is currently the CEO of Imaging Education Associates, which is an education services company serving the medical imaging industry with a focus on continuing education programs for radiographers. William H. Faulkner, Jr., B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT) is MRI Education and Operations Consultant, William Faulkner Associates.
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