It contains 460 MRI Images in the three orientations, sagital, axial and coronal planes. This book is designed to be easy to use, and details the required steps any technologist needs to produce high quality and artifacts free MRI images. It is supported by the essential illustrations of real MRI images to show the standard planning for scanning of each anatomical part in transverse, sagital (longitudinal) and coronal orientations, additionally; there are various real MRI images to show the anatomical outlines of what technologist would expect to see from each acquired sequence. This book follows the guidelines of ASRT for MRI curriculum components and the ARRT examination requirements to help applicants gain the knowledge and confidence to pass the national MRI exam. All chapters of this book follow the same format; this facilitates looking for information on specific issues and reflects the fact that scanning of any part of the body follows the same basic format with some modifications specific to each part of the body. Each chapter follows the following scheme;
Abbreviations if required.
Clinical indications for the exam.
Equipment needed and Coil Selection.
Patient positioning and preparation.
Protocol of scanning.
Use of contrast.
Artifacts and suggested solutions to overcome such artifacts.
Post scans patient care.
Post-scan procedure and filming
Patient Care and Preparation in MRI
Anatomical positions and planes
Abdomen and Pelvis
Musculoskeletal and Joints
Optimizing Scan Parameters
This book is designed to provide students, researchers/physicists, unskilled MRI personnel or anyone learning MRI the practical guidance from the beginning to the end of scanning techniques, and at the same time help experienced technologists to improve image quality and developing essential standards and excellence of good practice.
Practical MRI Procedures and Techniques for MRI Technologist is written to be a reference and a manual, a source of information and an educational tool for MRI technologist or MRI students as well as all personnel who intended to use the MRI. It includes basic guidelines and procedures used in general MRI department, Radiologists and Technologists may need to add more imaging sequences and procedures according to the requirements of each case. This book is designed for people who have sound knowledge of the principles, physics, and safety of MRI.