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SMRT Educational Seminars
Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume 14, Number 2
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 14, Number 2), has been approved for 3.5 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 14, Number 2), "Pediatric Magnetic Resonance 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 3.5 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
MRI of the Liver How To Do It
  • Review the indications for and goals of imaging the pediatric liver;
  • Describe the preparation of the pediatric patient;
  • Discuss MRI system hardware requirements;
  • Review MR imaging protocols and specific scan parameters;
  • Show examples of MR images of pediatric liver examinations; and
  • Describe recently developed imaging techniques including noncontrast MRA and iron quantification.

Pediatric Magnetic Resonance Urography

  • Review the pediatric patient preparation including hydration, furosemide administration and sedation;
  • Discuss precontrast MR imaging techniques and sequences;
  • Describe contrast administration in the pediatric patient including estimated GFR;
  • Explain the techniques employing dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging in the pediatric patient;
  • Show examples of imaging in pediatric magnetic resonance urography;
  • Review the importance and techniques utilized in high spatial resolution imaging and postprocessing;
  • Describe the measurement of the arterial input function (AIF) including concentration versus time curves;
  • Discuss the process of modeling renal function including the GFR index, differential renal function and transit times; and
  • Explain the evaluation of conditions including hydronephrosis and obstructive uropathy; reflux nephropathy and renal dysplasia and congenital malformations and renal dysplasia.

Adipose Tissue Distribution in Children: Automated Quantification Using Water and Fat MRI

  • Review the current medical concerns of overweight and obese children and the potential long-term effects on health;
  • Discuss previous methods of quantification of adipose tissue distribution in the pediatric patient;
  • Describe challenges in MR imaging of children;
  • Review MR imaging protocols, scan sequences and specific scan parameters;
  • Explain automated image processing techniques and procedures;
  • Show examples of MR imaging in pediatric magnetic resonance fat and water images, and segmented images; and
  • Discuss the importance and techniques to differential visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT).