Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Education

Access the latest continuing education opportunities related to your MRI systems.

[**] Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Education

Access the latest continuing education opportunities related to your MRI systems.
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Classroom Training

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Expand your systems skills, knowledge, and learn more about the capability of your MAGNETOM MR System from medical experts. Share experiences and network with other Siemens users in a classroom environment.

Course Description: The MR Basics syngo® Dot Class introduces the MR technologist to the Siemens syngo Dot user interface. Through the use of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on labs using simulation consoles, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations.

Course Description: The syngo Dot Class (Numaris X Software) class introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software implemented on the MAGNETOM® Vida, Sola, Altea, Lumina systems. Through the use of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on labs using simulation consoles, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations.

Course Description: The MR Protocol Building Class (E-line and Numaris X) is for customers using MAGNETOM MR Systems. This course is designed for MR Technologists who are responsible for protocol development and maintenance at their facility. Through the use of demonstrations, lectures and hands-on labs using simulation consoles, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of building and modifying Dot Engine and standard clinical protocols. The MR Technologist can bring their protocols to class and build protocols on a simulator to take back to their facility.

Course Description: The MR Advanced Application Class is for the MR technologist utilizing Siemens MAGNETOM® MR 1.5T and 3T systems. Through the use of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on scanning, participants are provided with a review on key influences of MR Image Quality parameters and optimization. Participants will be introduced to applications and optimization tips for Neuro, Spine, Body, Musculoskeletal, Angiography, and Breast imaging. Additional topics discussed include fat suppression techniques, BLADE, diffusion imaging, Integrated Parallel Imaging Technique (iPAT), artifacts and basic trouble shooting techniques. 

Course Description: The MR Introduction to Cardiac class introduces the principles and clinical applications of cardiovascular imaging. Through the use of lectures, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of cardiovascular imaging. Guided hands-on is performed scanning cardiac volunteers using a Siemens MAGNETOM® MR system. Post-processing of cardiac imaging data will be done on MR Simulations consoles.

Course Description: MR Basic Principles is an introductory course of the fundamental principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is targeted for technologists who have had minimal experience in the field. It also provides a good review of the basic principles for more experienced technologists. Upon completion of the course, the attendees should have an understanding of the physical principles of MRI, the general concepts of image contrast, and basic clinical applications of the modality. 

To obtain additional information about these offerings or if you have any questions please call:
1-888-221-8010; Option 2, then option 1.

Workshop – Onsite Training

Onsite workshops bring the training to the customs facility on a variety of MR topics. These onsite workshops include lecture and may incorporate instructor-led hands on sessions using MR Simulators when applicable.

Course Description: The MR syngo Dot workshop (Numaris X) introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software implemented on the MAGNETOM® system. Through the use of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on labs using simulation consoles, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations. 

Course Description: The MR syngo® Dot Workshop introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software implemented on the MAGNETOM® system. Through the use of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on labs using Siemens simulation consoles, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations. 

Course Description: The Optimize MR 3T Imaging educational package is a blended learning approach, designed for Physicians and Technologists who want to improve their knowledge of 3T high field imaging. This workshop focuses on a practical approach to high field imaging and includes discussions on the variations between 1.5T and 3T, pulse sequences, parameter optimization, and the various “ology’s.” 

Course Description: The MR Upgrade to Numaris X Onsite workshop introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software implemented on the MAGNETOM® system. Through the use of demonstrations, lecture, and hands-on labs using simulation consoles, participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations. 

Course Description: Customized instruction led by a Siemens Clinical Education Specialist in a workshop setting at the customer’s facility. Through the use of didactic and/or hands-on training attendees will be able to increase their knowledge and skills to help improve their clinical practice. 

Course Description: This onsite workshop will be a collaborative approach with both AT and MR education teams. This onsite workshop will include didactic material on the navigation of the MR Scanner and the Artis system. 

To obtain additional information about these offerings or if you have any questions please call:
1-888-221-8010; Option 2, then option 1.

e-learning (PEPconnect)

Siemens Healthineers offers a variety of clinical training and continuing education offerings on PEPconnect. You can view available courses or register for any e-learning offerings below.

 

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Online training provides the user with a variety of self-paced MR Web-Based Trainings (WBT). A convenient way to learn more about MR and obtain “Category A” continuing education credits.

Downloadable Documents

Downloadable documents offer the learner a step-by-step guide on post processing, acquisition workflow, and protocol building on the MAGNETOM MR Systems.

Virtual Classroom

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) provides an interactive virtual classroom environment with an Experienced Siemens Clinical Education Specialist. Expand your systems skills, knowledge, and learn more about the capability of your MAGNETOM MR System without leaving your facility.

Videos Magnetom MR Systems

These Videos provide short introductions allowing the user to watch and learn more about various software features, techniques, and workflow on the MAGNETOM MR Systems.

To obtain additional information about these offerings or if you have any questions please call: 
1-888-221-8010; Option 2, then option 1 .

Fellowships/Workshops

The cardiovascular MR Training program for MR Technologists is a 4-day introductory course consisting of hands-on scanning volunteers, technical discussions and demonstrations. All course content is provided under the guidance of Northwestern Cardiovascular MRI Technologists, Northwestern attending Radiologists and the Siemens Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Research and Development team. MR Technologists attending this Fellowship want to increase their knowledge of basic MR Cardiac imaging and post processing.

 

The cardiovascular MRI Training program incorporates didactic instruction with practical, hands-on scanning and image post-processing. Cardiovascular imaging basics will be presented, including CMR imaging physics and protocols. Clinical applications will be emphasized through lectures reviewing cardiovascular pathology. Fifty mentored clinical cases will be presented. Participants will spend time at the imaging console with volunteers at 1.5T and 3T cardiovascular magnets. In addition, participants will study structural and functional cardiac MR evaluations utilizing current MR case specific applications, exploring cardiac morphology and function. This course fulfills SCMR Level 1 training requirements.

 

This MR fellowship, developed by the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC) is designed to provide the participant with an in-depth understanding of the principles of magnetic resonance imaging, safety issues in performing Cardiac MR, and imaging protocols currently available for the evaluation of the structure and function of the cardiovascular system. Case presentations, one-on-one discussions, and observation of actual patient imaging will be emphasized.

 

This Fellowship is designed to provide an introductory knowledge in the methods and applications of CMR. The participant will receive coursework materials on the underlying principles of MR physics, which includes 13 hours of pre-recorded lectures. A case file of over 1,000 interesting cases as well as more than 20,000 clinical cardiovascular scans previously performed will be made available for review. Also included are observation of clinical cases and one-to-one discussion with faculty and staff on handling image acquisition and the interpretation of CMR scans.

 

This Fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive exposure to CMR imaging techniques focusing on the cardiac and vascular systems. It includes exposure to performance of CMR imaging, basic knowledge and understanding of CMR techniques, knowledge of MRI safety and patient screening, and advanced experience with interpretation of CMR scans. Physicians may participate in Level 2 training for 1-12 weeks. MR Physician’s attending this fellowship seeks to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging.

 

Washington University has developed a mini-fellowship designed for Technologists/Radiologists. The two day course will expose participants to the technical, clinical, and research aspects of the simultaneous MR/PET platform. Participants will gain hands on experience at the scanner, and at the PAC’s workstations. In addition, participants will hear interactive lectures from experts in the field of MR and PET.

This MR workshop builds from fundamental concepts of imaging, physiology, and data analysis to gain a full understanding of the methods and applications. The focus of this workshop is to provide classroom lectures on the fundamentals of the techniques followed by specific laboratory experiments that enhance learning points. Attendees will participate in the data processing and in the interpretation of the results. In alignment with the recent RSNA objective of integrating quantitative methods in the clinical workflow, this fellowship will emphasize the role of quantitative measures throughout the course and give examples of how to implement these measures.

 

This workshop is for attendees interested in becoming an MR Medical Director/Physician (MRMD) or MR Safety Officer (MRSO) at their facility. This workshop is 2 ½ days and is taught by Dr. Manny Kanal and hosted by Northwest Imaging Forums. The workshop will cover the basic principles underlying the potential areas of safety concern involved in the MR imaging process and magnetic resonance environment. A review of the Joint Commission requirements for MR Safety and how to ensure site compliance will also be discussed. This workshop is designed for MRI Technologists, Physicists, and Physicians looking to gain practical knowledge on MRI Safety.

 

The MR Safety Officer comprehensive course designed to provide MR personal with the knowledge to function in the role of an MR Safety Officer or to increase their knowledge in MR safety-related issues. The course is based on the current ACR Guidance documentation on MR Safe Practices, ACR Contrast Media Manual, FDA guidelines, IEC Standards, and the Examination Content Syllabus of the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS) credentialing exam. MR Safety, MR Zones, patient screening, proper patient attire, ferromagnetic detection, and MR Magnets and their components will also be discussed. This fellowship is designed for MRI Technologists looking to gain practical knowledge on MRI Safety.

 

To obtain additional information about these offerings or if you have any questions please call:
1-888-221-8010; Option 2, then option 1.

Printed Self-Studies

These offerings are provided in partnership with Medical Imaging Consultants, Inc. (MIC), providing quality clinical education for medical imaging specialists.

 

These courses are comprehensive and provide practical presentations of the physical principles and clinical applications of MRI and sectional imaging. MIC’s multi-modular courses range from 6 to 12 easy-to-follow modules, each with its own post-test which gives you the added bonus to earn valuable CE credits as you go through the course, and offers the technologist the opportunity to earn Category A CE credits.

1. MR CrossTrainer
The MR CrossTrainer presents all of the essential physical principles, unique jargon and clinical imaging strategies of MRI. This self-study course consists of 6 comprehensive StudyModules with easy-to-follow text, illustrations, clinical images and summaries. The course is intended for Radiologic Technologists seeking a way to develop a strong practical background in clinical MR imaging. This course allows the technologist to completely comply with ARRT’s Structured Education Requirement for certification in MRI.

2. MRI Registry Review Program
The MRI Registry Review program presents a detailed explanation of the concepts outlined in ARRT’s published Content Specifications for their post-primary MRI certification exam. This self-study course consists of 12 comprehensive StudyModules with easy-to-follow text, illustrations, clinical images and summaries. This course allows the technologist to completely comply with ARRT’s Structured Education Requirement for certification in MRI.

3. Sectional Anatomy and Imaging Strategies
Sectional Anatomy and Imaging Strategies showcases essential sectional anatomy and physiological challenges affecting image quality for both MRI and CT along with accepted imaging techniques for each clinical area. MR and CT cross-sectional images (normal and pathology) are used to explain modern imaging strategies. This self-study course consists of 6 comprehensive StudyModules with easy-to-follow text, illustrations, clinical images and summaries.

4. Radiology Trends for Technologists
Radiology Trends are designed for technologists and offers a thorough but brief review of various hot topics across every discipline in radiology. In addition to the detailed review article excerpt from a prestigious radiology journal, a StudyBuddy® worksheet helps extract and summarize the most useful and relevant information.

 

To obtain additional information about these offerings or if you have any questions please call:
1-888-221-8010; Option 2, then option 1.