• MRI Prep and Exam Review - Live Webinar

If you are planning on sitting for the MRI exam and need structured education that will also act as a great review, this is the course for you!  You will be presented with a broad fundamental knowledge of the underlying principles of MRI, equipment, associated terminology, imaging properties, spatial localization techniques, understanding artifacts, sequence parameters and protocols, imaging procedures, tissue characteristics, data acquisition, data manipulation and patient care and safety.  You will have an expert MRI technologist to answer your questions and lead you through the must know information for the exam. ***Registrations for this class will close two weeks before the class.***

ARRT Structured Education Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2016, candidates for post-primary certification and registration are required to document completion of structured education related to the content specifications.

Educational activities must meet the following requirements:

  • The educational activities must be distributed among current ARRT content specifications for this discipline;
  • The total number of hours must equal at least 16; and
  • At least one hour of structured education  must be related to each of the following content areas:

1.     Patient Care and Safety

2.     Imaging Procedures

3.     Physics and Instrumentation

The verbiage above is pulled directly from the ARRT's Structured Education and Clinical Experience Requirements. The course includes the current ARRT content specifications for MRI and includes at least one hour of structured education in patient care and safety, imaging procedures, and physics and instrumentation.

You must watch the entire webinar session. If you log in 15 minutes after the webinart has started, you will not be issued a certificate. The system we use monitors interactivity and will provide us with a report.

This course is listed on ARRT's site for prescribed CQR.

**This live, instructor-directed course meets the Texas Medical Board requirements for all registered Medical Radiologic Technologists.  Please refer to the TMB website for more information at this  LINK

Course Topics

  • Patient Care and Safety
  • Physical Principles of Imaging Information
  • Fundamentals
  • Spatial Localization
  • Artifacts
  • Imaging Procedures Part 1
  • Tissue Characteristics and Contrast Indications
  • Imaging Procedures Part 2
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Manipulation
  • Sequence Parameters and Options
  • Sequence Parameters Protocol Selection


Upon completion of this course attendees should be able to: 

  1. Discuss patient care and safety 
  1. Biological considerations 
  1. Claustrophobia 
  1. Pregnancy 
  1. Contrast media 
  1. List contraindications for MR exams and how the patients are screened 
  1. Be able to calculate the specific absorption rate SAR 
  1. Explain safety precautions related to MR site placement and proximity to the magnetic field 
  1. Discuss  magnet design and function 
  1. Magnet type 
  1. Gantry 
  1. Table 
  1. Control work station 
  1. Coils 
  1. Gradients 
  1. List the types of magnets 
  1. Permanent 
  1. Resistive 
  1. Superconductive 
  1. Define the terms below and their relationship to MR design 
  1. Shielding 
  1. RF system 
  1. Slice thickness 
  1. Bandwidth 
  1. Coil tuning 
  1. Relate the fundamental principles of MR image production 
  1. Discuss the physics of MR 
  1. Discuss the utilization of imaging parameters for MR imaging 
  1. Discuss data acquisition techniques 
  1. Discuss data manipulation techniques  
  1. List and give examples of common MR artifacts and the resolution for eliminating the artifacts 
  1. List and describe positioning of the head, body, extremities, and breasts for MR examinations 
  1. Recognize anatomy and physiology demonstrated in the MR image 
  1. Cross section 
  1. 3-D 
  1. MRA 
  1. MIP 
  1. Explain pulse sequences 
  1. Design 
  1. Application 
  1. Protocol selection 
  1. Relate an overview of the requirements for the ARRT Advanced Level MRI Examination 


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This program provides 16 hours of AHRA Category A continuing education credit for radiologic technologists recognized by the ARRT and various licensure states. You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate of completion.
Gregory Wheeler , BS, RT(R)(MR)

Gregory Wheeler, BS, RT(R)(MR), is an internationally known lecturer in MRI and medical imaging education. He received an AS in Radiologic Technology and BS in biology from the University of Michigan. He began his magnetic imaging experience in 1983. His professional experience ranges from MRI application specialist for a major medical system to clinical education manager. The past five years Gregory has worked in the private sector as consultant and business development manager for Image Enhancement Systems. He recently accepted a position as the MRI Director at Asheville MRI in Asheville, North Carolina. He is the primary author of Lippincott's Magnetic Resonance Imaging Review published in 1996 and author of a chapter on Image Artifacts and MRI Safety in MRI for Technologists.
Category Hours Revision Year(s)
MRI > Image Production > Physical Principles of Image Formation 3.0 2016,
MRI > Image Production > Data Acquisition and Processing 3.5 2016
MRI > Patient Care > Patient Interactions and Management 1.0 2016, 2020
MRI > Procedures > Body 1.0 2016, 2020
MRI > Procedures > Musculoskeletal .50 2016, 2020
MRI > Procedures > Neurological 2.0 2016, 2020
MRI > Safety > MRI Screening and Safety 1.0 2016, 2020

MRI Prep and Exam Review - Live Webinar

  • Course ID: Webinar-MRIPrepandReview-2704-200
  • Event Location: Online Course
  • Credit: 16 Credits Category A Indirect
  • Date: 08/02/2024 - 08/03/2024
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Instructor: Gregory Wheeler , BS, RT(R)(MR)
  • $389.00

Tags: MIR, MRI CE, MRI Continuing Education, CE, Continuing Education, Structured Education, MRI Structured Education, Registry Review, Exam Prep, Exam Review