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Review Questions for MRI, 2nd Edition

Carolyn Kaut Roth, William H. Faulkner Jr.

ISBN: 978-1-118-53597-4 January 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 368 Pages


** 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.

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, BS RT (R)(M)(QM)(CT) Faculty, Imaging Education Associates

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. MRI of the head and neck

2. MRI of the spine

3. MRI of the thorax

4. MRI of the abdomen and pelvis

5. MRI of the musculoskeletal system

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 343

Glossary of terms and abbreviations 345

"This is a great tool that MRI technologists could use as a trial run for the examination. This is the best type of review book, since it mimics the format of the actual exam. It also would be helpful for seasoned MRI technologists who want to remain fresh in this ever-advancing field." (Doody's, 5 July 2013)