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SMRT Educational Seminars
Contrast-Enhanced Musculoskeletal MR Imaging
Volume 12, Number 1
The SMRT Educational Seminars
(Volume 12, Number 1), has been approved for 3.0 Category A
Continuing Educational credits.
Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 12, Number 1),
"Contrast-Enhanced Musculoskeletal MR Imaging" 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.
MR Arthrography: Technique and Common Applications
Indirect MR Arthrography
- Review the MR arthographic technique including pitfalls and
- Discuss the anatomical positioning and its importance in
- Explain the MRI scan parameters selected and their value.
- Review the anatomy and pathology specific to the imaging of each
MR Imaging of Glenoid Cartilage Lesions
- Review the indirect method of MR arthrography including the
administration of contrast media.
- Explain the MRI scan parameters and timing post-administration
of contrast media.
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of indirect versus
direct MR anthrography.
Use of Contrast in MRI of Musculoskeletal Neoplasms
- Review the normal anatomy of the shoulder joint including
- Discuss the technique of contrast administration and patient
- Review the selection of MRI scan parameters, imaging sequences
and patient positioning.
- Discuss and show examples of major anatomical variations and
Enhanced MR Imaging in Musculoskeletal Infection
- Review the contrast administration technique and timing of
- Discuss the MR scan parameters and imaging sequences most
valuable for detecting disease.
- Review the methods of post-processing and image interpretation
including advantages and disadvantages.
- Discuss and show examples of pathology including comparisons to
- Compare indications for MR imaging of bone tumors versus soft
Enhanced MR Imaging of Arthritis
- Explain the values in using MRI with gadolinium contrast for
the detection and follow-up of infection.
- Discuss the different variations of soft tissue infection and
inflammation, infectious arthritis and osteomyelitis.
- Review the selection of scan parameters and imaging sequences
for the MR imaging protocol.
- Discuss and show examples of contrast-enhanced MR imaging of
- Review the numerous types of inflammatory and degenerative
- Discuss effects of gadolinium contrast agent upon tissue
signal and contrast in MR imaging.
- Review the importance of the timing of acquisition
post-administration of the contrast media.
- Explain the pathophysiology of inflammatory arthritis and
- Discuss the value of using contrast enhancement in MR
imaging and show examples.
- Review research being conducted in contrast-enhanced MRI of