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SMRT Educational Seminars
MR Imaging of the Abdomen
Volume 11, Number 4
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 11, Number 4), has been approved for 3.0 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 11, Number 4), "MR Imaging of the Abdomen" 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 3.0 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
Pancreatic Cancer: Correlation of MR Findings, Clinical Features, and Tumor Grade
  • Review current status of medical imaging of pancreatic carcinoma.
  • Discuss the MRI scan parameters selected and their value.
  • Review the analysis of the images that was conducted.
  • Compare the different cancer groups including tumor size, borders, localization, extension, invasion, distant metastases and lymph node involvement.
Whole-Body Diffusion-Weighted Imaging: Technical Improvement and Preliminary Results
  • Review basic physics of diffusion-weighted imaging.
  • Explain the MRI scan parameters and RF coil selection.
  • Compare results of PET and MRI scans in patients.
Multinodal Focal Fatty Infiltration of the Liver: Atypical Imaging Findings on Delayed T1-Weighted Gd-BOPTA-Enhanced Liver-Specific MR Images
  • Discuss current medical imaging and characterization of multimodal focal fatty infiltration.
  • Review the selection of MRI scan parameters and gadolinium contrast media.
  • Compare the appearance and results of contrast enhanced CT and MRI scans.
Gadobenate Dimeglumine-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Primary Leiomyoma of the Liver
  • Review the morphology and current medical imaging methods of primary leiomyoma of the liver.
  • Discuss the scan parameters and contrast enhancement utilized for CT and MRI imaging to detect and characterize lesions in the liver.
  • Compare the appearance of liver lesions on postcontrast images using liver specific MR gadolinium contrast agents.
Evaluation of Optimized Inversion-Recovery Fat-Suppression Techniques for T2-Weighted Abdominal MR Imaging
  • Explain the current methods for MRI of the abdomen including the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Review the selection of scan parameters for the MR imaging protocol.
  • Discuss the physics for each of the MR imaging sequences and the effect upon tissue contrast.
  • Explain the method of T1 optimization being used.
  • Review the image analysis and statistical analysis conducted.