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SMRT Educational Seminars
MRI of Breast Cancer: Update II
Volume 9, Number 4
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 9, Number 4), has been approved for 4.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 9, Number 4), "MRI of Breast Cancer: 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 4.0 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
  • To review hardware requirements including ancillary equipment to perform the most optimum MRI of the breast.
  • To understand patient communication, preparation and positioning for MRI of the breast.
  • To describe the various forms of computer-aided detection software available, how it works with images generated from specific MR imaging sequences, and the potential value in accurately detecting breast disease.
  • To review the appropriate MR imaging sequences and acquisition parameters utilized in the detection of breast cancer including the importance of the suppression of signal from fat.
  • To understand technical criteria for contrast injections including operation of the automatic injector, contrast amount and timing of injection relative to start of the scan.
  • To describe the lexicon for MR imaging of the breast including the facilitation of communication.
  • To discuss MR lexicon including the description of morphologic features, terminology, kinetics, predictive appearances and algorithms for interpretation.
  • To review the trade-offs in MRI of the breast between spatial and temporal resolution.
  • To describe the detection and extent of DCIS by Mammography and MRI.