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SMRT Educational Seminars
3D Musculoskeletal MR Imaging
Volume 15, Number 2
The SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 15, Number 2), has been approved for 2.5 Category A Continuing Educational credits.

Read the SMRT Educational Seminars (Volume 15, Number 2), "3D 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 2.5 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
Routine 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Joints
  • Review imaging sequences and scan parameters used in the MR imaging of cartilage;
  • Describe the MR scan protocols to provide comprehensive joint assessment;
  • Show image examples and comparisons for all sequences and protocols;
  • Discuss methods to image the hip, ankle and wrist joints; and
  • Explain the importance of spatial resolution in the detection and characterization of disease.

Imaging of the Wrist at 1.5 Tesla Using Isotropic Three-Dimensional Fast Spin Echo Cube

  • Describe the challenges of MR imaging of the wrist;
  • Review the materials and methods including image evaluation used in this study;
  • Describe the advantage of 3D MR imaging versus that of 2D;
  • Discuss the results in the comparison of 2D FSE and 3D FSE CUBE;
  • Explain the optimum scan parameters necessary in MR imaging of the wrist at 1.5T; and
  • Show image examples and comparisons demonstrating various pathology.

Cartilage Morphology at 3.0T: Assessment of Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques

  • Introduce the importance in the MR imaging of cartilage;
  • Review current standards in MR imaging of the knee;
  • Explain the different techniques and acronyms used by various MR system vendors;
  • Discuss materials and methods used in this study;
  • List the scan parameters used with each of the imaging sequences employed in the study;
  • Describe the resultant SNR and CNR of each imaging sequence; and
  • Show image examples and comparisons for all sequences and protocols.