ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 07-13 May 2016 • Singapore

Educational Session: Game Show: What Artefacts-lah?

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Organizer: Wally Block, Ph.D. & Nicole Seiberlich, Ph.D.

Tuesday 10 May 2016

This course addresses a skill sets gap in identifying and debugging the sources of artifacts in MRI. There will be a focus on artefacts that are specific to imaging at high field strengths and artifacts that have different appearances at low field and high field. The course provides an interactive means for rapidly identifying effect and cause of image artifacts.

Target Audience
This course has been designed for trainees, MRI technologists and practicing radiologists who may benefit from the ability to rapidly identify and eliminate common and uncommon artifacts encountered in clinical practice.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Classify and evaluate principle categories of artifacts;
  • Identify sources of commonly encountered artifacts and implement methods to avoid them; and
  • Recommend further tests for problem solving and troubleshooting artifacts.

Artifact Identification & Elimination Game Show
Eric G Stinson1
1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
An educational and entertaining romp through common and uncommon MR artifacts with explanations by experts in the field.

Doctor! An Artifact! - Video Included in above
Dominik von Elverfeldt1
The purpose of this course is to introduce the audience to image artifacts that may occur when using MRI, to explain what causes these artifacts, and to offer some ways to mitigate these artifacts. The course information will be presented in a light hearted “game show” format where “contestants” will be asked to answer a series of questions about the artifacts being presented. Audience participation through the audience response system will be encouraged. Following these short “game show” segments, experts in the field will offer brief presentations discussing the appearance of the artifacts, the physics causing the artifacts and practical methods to avoid or minimize them.

Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.