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SMRT Educational Seminars
Cardiovascular MRI: Update II
Volume 8, Number 2
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 8, Number 2), has been approved for 2.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 8, Number 2), "Cardiovascular MRI: Update II" and complete the quiz and official Answer Form at the back of the article. To receive credit the quiz must be completed with a score of 75% or better. Completion of all questions with a passing score will earn a total of 2.0 category A Continuing Education credits.
SMRT members should send the completed Answer Form to the SMRT Education Department for scoring. The certificate will state the CE reference number and awarded CE credits. Members receiving a score less than 75% will be notified and given the option of taking the quiz an additional two times. Members should retain their CE Certificate for their Continuing Education registry requirements.
Educational Objectives
  • Review terminology specific to the cardiovascular system and accepted testing procedures.
  • Describe the anatomical location and physiology of the major structures of the heart and associated vessels.
  • Discuss the common pathological conditions that may be present and the resulting effects on the anatomy, physiology, image contast and artifacts.
  • Review the recommended technical and clinical competencies necessary for the technologist to conduct successful MR examinations of the cardiovascular system.
  • Discuss the pulse sequences, imaging options, tissue contrast, and related applications for imaging certain structures and pathological conditions of the heart.
  • Describe patient preparation, safety screening, and contraindications for the MR examination.
  • Review the use of pharmacological agents used for stress tests, gadolinium contrast media, and positioning of RF coils, and how these procedures contribute to a successful MR examination.
  • Review the step-by-step procedure of graphically prescribing image sequences in the appropriate anatomical planes that best demonstrate the cardiovascular structures and pathological conditions.
  • Describe guidelines for performing post-processing to determine volumetric parameters and linear measurements.