Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Education

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

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 syngo Dot Class (Numaris X Software) introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software for a Siemens MAGNETOM MR System. Participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on.

Key Topics

  • System Overview
  • Patient Browser (Scheduler) and Patient Registration
  • Exam UI
  • MR View & GO
  • MR Pulse Sequences
  • MR Parameters
  • Dot Cockpit
  • Dot Engines

Course Description: The MR Advanced Applications Class is designed for an experienced MR technologist to learn more about advanced MR Imaging techniques and applications. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on.

Key Topics

  • MR Image Quality parameters and optimization
  • Applications and Optimization Tips for: Neuro, Spine, Body, Musculoskeletal, Angiography, and Breast imaging
  • Fat suppression techniques
  • BLADE, Diffusion Weighted 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. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on.

Key Topics

  • Introduction to Cardiac
  • Heart Anatomy
  • Cardiac Triggering
  • Cardiac Localization
  • MR Cardiac Morphology Techniques
  • MR Cardiac Function
  • MR Cardiac Flow
  • Cardiac MR at 3T
  • MR Coronary Arteries
  • MR Cardiac Dot Engine

Course Description: The MR Physics class provides a deeper understanding of the fundamental physical principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Upon completion of the course, attendees should understand the physical principles of MRI, general concepts of image contrast and artifacts, a high-level understanding of the MRI system hardware, and the basic clinical applications of the modality. Content is delivered through lecture.

Key Topics

  • Physical Principles
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • k-Space
  • Pulse Sequences
  • T1, T2, and T2*
  • MR System
  • Chemical Shift
  • Motion
  • MR Safety

Course Description: MR IDEA Imaging Calculation Programming teaches the IDEA software to develop image reconstruction programs on syngo MR MAGNETOM systems. This course is intended for the site scientist or physician who intends to design and implement investigational image reconstruction programs on the MAGNETOM system for research purposes. This course has a companion course, MR IDEA Sequence Programming, which presents methods for developing pulse sequences. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on.

Key Topics

  • Image Calculation Environment
  • Basic Program Philosophy

  • Program Structure

  • Protocol Incorporation

  • Ice Functions
  • Concepts
  • Implementation
  • Ice Objects

Course Description: MR IDEA Sequence Programming class teaches the IDEA software for pulse sequence programming on syngo MR MAGNETOM systems. This course is intended for the site MR physicist or physician who intends to design and implement investigational pulse sequences on the MAGNETOM system for research purposes. This course has a companion course, IDEA Imaging Calculation Programming, which presents methods for developing image reconstruction programs. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on.

Key Topics

  • Basic sequence philosophy and sequence structure
  • Protocol Incorporation
  • Image Calculation Environment
  • Sequence Incorporation and Program Implementation
  • Real Time Events
  • Implementation
  • Sequence Analysis
  • Other Software Tools
  • Pulse Display Tool
  • Unit Test
  • Hardware and Components
  • Location of Access Ports
  • Sequence Simulation
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Debugging Tool

Course Description: The MR syngo Dot (E-Line) training introduces the MR Technologists to the user interface and operating software implemented on Siemens MAGNETOM® MR systems. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on using MR Simulator software.

Key Topics

  • MR MAGNETOM Systems Overview
  • User Interface Overview
  • Patient Registration
  • Patient Browser
  • Viewing Task Card
  • 3D Task Card
  • MR Exam Task Card
  • MR Parameter Cards
  • MR View&GO
  • Dot Cockpit
  • Brain Dot Engine

Course Description: The MR Protocol Building training is designed for MR Technologists responsible for protocol development and maintenance at their facility. Participants will learn the basic principles and workflow for building and modifying Dot Engines, clinical protocols, and sequences. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on using MR Simulator software.

Key Topics

  • Dot Cockpit
  • Brain Dot Engine MR Protocol Building
  • Spine Dot Engine MR Protocol Building
  • Large Joint Dot Engine MR Protocol Building

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 - Virtual Training

Virtual workshops can deliver education on a variety of MR topics. These virtual workshops include lecture and may incorporate instructor-led guided hands-on sessions using MR Simulators when applicable.

Course Description: The MR syngo Dot (Numaris X Software) virtual workshop introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software implemented on a Siemens MAGNETOM MR System. Participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on using MR Simulator software.

Key Topics

  • MR MAGNETOM Systems Overview
  • Patient Browser (Scheduler) & Patient Registration
  • MR Sequences
  • MR Exam UI
  • MR Parameters
  • MR View & GO
  • Dot Cockpit
  • Dot Engines

Course Description: The MR syngo Dot (E-line Software) virtual workshop introduces the MR technologist to the user interface and operating software implemented on a Siemens MAGNETOM MR System. Participants will learn the basic principles and workflow of patient examinations. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on using MR Simulator software.

Key Topics

  • MR MAGNETOM Systems Overview
  • Patient Browser (Scheduler) & Patient Registration
  • MR Sequences
  • MR Exam UI
  • MR Parameters
  • MR View & GO
  • Dot Cockpit
  • Dot Engines

Course Description: The Optimize MR 3T virtual workshop is designed for MR Radiologists and Technologists to learn more about MR pulse sequences and parameter optimization. In addition, a review of the variations between 1.5T and 3T MR systems will be discussed. Participants can select from Main or Optional Modules. Content is delivered through lecture.

Key Topics (Main Modules)

  • Pulse sequences
  • T1 Imaging at 3T
  • Neuro, Spine, & MSK Protocol Optimization
Key Topics (Optional Modules)

  • T1 Imaging at 3T
  • Neuro, Spine, MSK, Breast, Cardiac, & Abdomen Protocol Optimization

Course Description: The Upgrade to Numaris X Software virtual workshop introduces the MR Technologists familiar with E-Line Systems to the new user interface and operating software on Numaris X Siemens MAGNETOM® MR systems. Participants will learn the basic principles and workflow for patient examinations. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on using MR Simulator software.

Key Topics

  • MR MAGNETOM System Overview
  • MR Scheduler & Patient Registration
  • MR Exam UI
  • MR View&GO

Course Description: MR customized workshops are delivered by a Siemens Clinical Education Specialist in a virtual setting. The facility can select from a variety of MR Educational topics to create and customize a virtual workshop allowing participants to increase their knowledge and skills. Content is delivered using lectures, demonstrations, and may include guided hands-on using MR Simulator software when applicable.

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

Location
Northwestern University, Department of Radiology
Chicago, IL

Description: This three (3) day MR cardiovascular imaging program incorporates didactic instruction with practical, hands-on scanning. Cardiovascular imaging basics will be presented, including CMR imaging physics and protocols. Clinical application will be emphasized through lectures ranging from normal anatomy through various states of cardiovascular pathology. Thirty 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.

Key Topics

  • Indications, contraindications, and potential side effects of CMR
  • Practical knowledge in technical aspects of the CMR examination
  • Basic principles of MR Angiography and their applications
  • Recognize and minimize important image artifacts
  • Image post-processing techniques in clinical practice
  • Correlate CMR with other imaging modalities (echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, CCT, and interventional angiography), and with medical history, physical examination, laboratory, and hemodynamic data.

Target Audience
This course is designed for MR Physicians and Technologists who are seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging and post processing.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com

 

Location
Duke University
Durham, NC

Description: This five (5) day practicum, 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. In addition to didactic presentations, case discussions, one-on-one interaction and observation of actual patient imaging (1.5T and 3T scanners) will be emphasized. The practicum is held twice per year.

Key Topics

  • Cardiac Imaging
    • MRI Safety
    • MRI Physics – Pulse sequences and image reconstruction
  • Cardiac Imaging Sequence
  • Assessment of Ventricular Function
  • Artifacts
  • Assessment of Pulmonary Veins
  • Parametric Mapping
  • Incidental Non-cardiac Findings
  • Role of CMR in Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies
  • CMR Evaluation of ARVC/D
  • CMR Imaging of Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices
  • CMR Image Analysis Tools
  • Congenital Cardiac Disorders
  • Assessment of the Central and Peripheral Vascular Systems
  • Evaluation and Differentiation of Intracardiac Masses
  • CMR Assessment of the Pericardium
  • Evaluation of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics
  • Case Studies

Target Audience
This course is designed for MR Physicians, Technologists, or Trainees who are seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging and post processing.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com

Location
Duke University
Durham, NC

Description

Tuition for (1) Physician to attend a (1) week rotation of the Cardiovascular MR Training Level 1 Program developed by the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC). This course is designed to provide basic knowledge about the methods and applications of CMR in clinical cardiology. The participant will receive lecture materials on the underlying principles of MR physics which includes 13 hours of prerecorded lectures, the manifestations of specific cardiovascular abnormalities that are seen on CMR images and the imaging techniques used to differentiate the etiology of various abnormalities. Interesting case files as well as more than 10,000 clinical cardiovascular scans previously performed are available for review. Also included, observation of clinical cases and one-to-one discussion with faculty and staff on handling image acquisition and the interpretation of CMR scans. Physicians may participate in Level 1 training for 1-4 weeks.

Key Topics

  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques
    • CMR Methods and Applications
    • MR Physics
    • Cases Studies
    • Observation of clinical cases, handling image acquisition and interpretation of CMR Scans

Target Audience
This training is designed for the MR Physician seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com


 

Location
Duke University
Durham, NC

Description

Tuition for (1) Physician to attend a (1) week-long rotation of the Cardiovascular MR Training Level 2 Program developed by the Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center (DCMRC). This course 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.

Key Topics

  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques
    • Cardiac
    • Vascular
    • MRI Safety
    • Patient screening 
    • Advanced experience and interpretation of CMR

Target Audience
This training is designed for the MR Physician seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com

 

Location
Virtual Offering

Description

The two (2) Hour Virtual training consisting of any combination of interactions with an MRI technologist and/or physician for the purpose of providing information about the clinical application of a CMR procedure. The MRI technologist will review functionality, protocols and workflow and the physician will discuss issues related to interpretation of CMR scans and documentation of the findings. Training will be provided by a Duke technologist and a PhD or attending physician. The training is not meant to replace classroom instructions and, therefore, there is an expectation that the technologist and physician have at least a basic knowledge of CMR. Duke protocols covered during the training will be made available upon request at no extra charge.

Key Topics

  • Clinical application of CMR procedure
  • Cardiac functionality and workflow
  • Cardiac Protocols
  • Discuss issues related to interpretation of CMR scans and documentation of findings
  • Duke protocols available upon request

Target Audience
This virtual course is designed for MR Physicians, Technologists who are seeking to advance their knowledge of MR cardiac imaging.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com

Location
Various locations in the US

Description

This three and one-half (3.5) day workshop hosted by Northwest Imaging Forums is for attendees interested in becoming an MR Medical Director/Physician (MRMD) or MR Safety Officer (MRSO) at their imaging facility. The workshop covers the basic principles underlying the potential areas of safety concern involved in the MR imaging process and magnetic resonance environment. The ACR’s Manual on MR Safety is used as a resource for questions and decisions related MR Safety. In addition, a review of the Joint Commission requirements for MR Safety and how to ensure site compliance.

Key Topics

  • Static Magnetic Fields
  • RF Magnetic Fields
  • Gradient Magnetic Fields
  • Safety of Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents (GBCA)
  • Cryogen Safety Considerations
  • Implant Safety: Clinical Application and Decision Making
  • Implant Safety: Decision Tree Diagram and Utilization
  • Review Safety considerations and Documented Case Illustrations
  • Review ACR Manual on MR Safety

Audience

This course is designed for MR Technologists, Physicists, and Physicians looking to gain practical knowledge on MRI Safety.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com

Contrast Disclaimer – A licensed physician may choose to use FDA-approved contrast agents in conjunction with an MRI exam, based on his/her medical opinion and discretion and in accordance with the instructions for use and indications for use supplied by the pharmaceutical manufacturer for the contrast agents.

Metal Disclaimer - The MRI restrictions (if any) of the metal implant must be considered prior to patient undergoing MRI exam. MR imaging of patients with metallic implants brings specific risks. However, certain implants are approved by the governing regulatory bodies to be MR conditionally safe. For such implants, the previously mentioned warning may not be applicable. Please contact the implant manufacturer for the specific conditional information. The conditions for MR safety are the responsibility of the implant manufacturer, not of Siemens.


Location
Ooltewah, TN

Description

The two (2) day MR Safety Officer comprehensive course designed to provide MR personal with the knowledge to function in the role of an MR Safety Officer and to increase their knowledge regarding MR safety related issues. The course is based on the current ACR Manual on MR Safety, 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, MR Magnets, and their components will also be discussed.

Key Topics

  • Review ACR Manual on MR Safety
  • Static Field (B0)
  • Time-Varying Magnetic Field Gradients
  • Radio Frequency Field (B1)
  • Implants and Devices
  • MRI Environment, ACR, Quench
  • Screening and Patient Preparation
  • Ferromagnetic Detection
  • Contrast Media Safety
  • Patient Monitoring and Emergency Response

Audience

This course is designed for the MR Technologists looking to gain practical knowledge on MRI Safety.

Registration
For more information or assistance with registration, please call 1-888-221-8010, option 1, or email educationccainnovation.team@siemens-healthineers.com

Contrast Disclaimer – A licensed physician may choose to use FDA-approved contrast agents in conjunction with an MRI exam, based on his/her medical opinion and discretion and in accordance with the instructions for use and indications for use supplied by the pharmaceutical manufacturer for the contrast agents.

Metal Disclaimer - The MRI restrictions (if any) of the metal implant must be considered prior to patient undergoing MRI exam. MR imaging of patients with metallic implants brings specific risks. However, certain implants are approved by the governing regulatory bodies to be MR conditionally safe. For such implants, the previously mentioned warning may not be applicable. Please contact the implant manufacturer for the specific conditional information. The conditions for MR safety are the responsibility of the implant manufacturer, not of Siemens.

 

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.