Head & Neck MRI SKU: 140078


 5 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits 

Successfully complete this module to receive 5 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits.  Module includes all required reading materials as well as access to take the certification test.  Certificates can be printed or saved.


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5 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits

Successfully complete this module to receive 5 ARRT Category "A" CE Credits.  Module includes all required reading materials as well as access to take the certification test.  Certificates can be printed or saved.

Objectives:
To become familiar with basic head and neck anatomy as it applies to the imaging professional
 
To understand the importance of MRI in the clinician’s ability to treat his/her patient, and particular pulse sequences the MRI technologist would utilize to aid in reaching a diagnosis
 
To visualize T1 sagittal anatomy of the brain
 
To visualize T2 FLAIR anatomy of the brain, including midline corpus callosum
 
To visualize T2 axial anatomy of the brain, including basal ganglia, caudate and lentiform nuclei
 
To learn pertinent anatomy of the venous MRA structures 
 
To learn relevant anatomy in a T2 axial of the brain through the region of the internal auditory canals, including the 7th and 8th cranial nerves, cochlea and semicircular canal
 
To visualize relevant anatomy in a T2 axial of the brain through the region of the orbits, including orbital nerve, optic chiasm and rectus muscles
 
To differentiate gray matter vs. white matter in a dual IR axial of the brain, in addition to the genu and internal capsule
 
To visualize relevant anatomy in a T2 axial of the brain through the region of the pituitary gland, including the anatomy structures of the pituitary, internal carotid and sagittal sinus
 
To visualize pertinent anatomy in a heavily T2 weighted sagittal STIR of the brain
 
To visualize pertinent anatomy in a MIP image of a contrast enhanced carotid arteries MRA, including brachiocephalic and aortic arch anatomic structures 
 
To distinguish the lobes of the brain, and their basic structures
 
To grasp the importance of gradient echo imaging in the brain
 
To learn the function of the insula
 
To grasp the importance / findings of a FLAIR axial in patients with migraines, and the common hyperintense signal
 
To visualize the temporal lobe indications in MRI, specifically atrophy and mesial temporal sclerosis
 
To learn the MRI value in epileptic patients, and the diagnostic importance in MR spectroscopy in diagnosing patients with mesial temporal sclerosis
 
To visualize hydrocephalus in an axial brain MRI
 
To understand the location and function of the cranial nerves
 
To visualize the cranial nerves I - IV on heavily T2 weighted images
 
To visualize the cranial nerves IV - VI on heavily T2 weighted images
 
To visualize the cranial nerves VII - X on heavily T2 weighted images
 
To visualize the cranial nerves XI - XII on heavily T2 weighted images
 
To grasp the importance of diffusion weighted images and stroke evaluation
 
To visualize planning coronal obliques for seizure patients
 
To learn the clinical importance of MRI’s use in evaluating the internal auditory canals
 
To visualize acoustic neuroma and MRI findings
 
To visualize vestibular schwannoma in the setting of MRI pulse sequences
 
To review MRI contrast agents
 
To learn the purpose of gadolinium as an MRI contrast agent
 
To distinguish the chemical composition of linear vs cyclic contrast agents
 
To understand the risk of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
 
To understand ACR recommendations as they apply to GFR and higher risk patients
 
To establish FDA approved GBCA’s
 
To learn the definition and application of gadolinium relaxivity
 
To learn the definition and visualization of gadolinium retention and the FDA statement of July 2015
 
To understand the definition of Arnold Chiari Malformation
 
To understand the clinical importance of MRI in CM patients
 
To understand the value of CSF flow studies in patients with cerebellar tonsillar ectopia
 
To visualize a pituitary tumor on MRI pulse sequences
 
To understand the value of MRI in diagnosing pituitary tumors
 
To understand the value of MRI in orbital tumors
 
To visualize fibrous tumor in orbital MRI
 
To understand the importance of MRI as a key modality in the evaluation of multiple sclerosis
 
To understand the prime sequences in MRI for multiple sclerosis
 
To visualize “Dawson’s fingers” in Sagittal FLAIR imaging
 
To understand the clinical relevance of the dural venous sinuses
 
To visualize pertinent anatomy in the TMJ MRI
 
To establish MRI’s value in the trauma brain
 
To define coup / contrecoup in the traumatic brain setting
 
To visualize pertinent intracranial MRA anatomy
 
To visualize pertinent extracranial MRA anatomy
 
To establish pertinent brain blood suppliers
 
To define the location of the carotid artery bifurcation