This course will describe the physical
bases for artifacts in MR imaging. Building upon this information,
it will be described how artifacts serve as pitfalls for clinical
interpretation of MR images.
This session is designed for a broad spectrum of attendees ranging from
(1) physicians in all subspecialties, including those new to the field
and experts looking to refresh their skills, (2) fellows and residents
who wish to learn about potential artifacts and methods to compensate
for them, (3) physicists from all levels of expertise, (4)
technologists/radiographers with broad ranges of experiences needing to
stay knowledgeable of artifacts and how to address them and (5) students
and postdoctoral fellows interested in addressing artifacts that are
more intrinsic to sequence or hardware design.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Recognize and identify common MR artifacts;
Describe the physical causes of many common MR artifacts;
Describe how these artifacts hinder clinical interpretation of MR
imaging solutions to prevent artifacts in MR images.