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Review Questions for MRI

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** New revised second edition now available, with errors corrected and content fully updated ** 

The second edition of the classic text has been revised and extended to meet the needs of today’s practising and training MRI technologists who intend to sit for the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) examination. It provides Q&As on topics listed in the content specifications offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (AART) and offers the user with a comprehensive review of the principles and applications of MRI to prepare them for the examination.

Table of Contents

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, BSRT (R)(M)(QM)(CT) Faculty, Imaging Education Associates

MRI safety

1. Bioeffects of MR system components

2. 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. Head and neck

2. Spine

3. Thorax

4. Abdomen

5. Pelvis

6. Musculoskeletal

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 000

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations 343

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