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Improving Throughput Without Compromising Patient Care & Creating Value in MR

Friday, 18 January 2019 at 14:00 PST
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Michael P. Recht, M.D.
Chris Kokkinos, B.Appl.Sc., Pg.Cert.(MRI)

Target Audience: MRI Radiographers and Technologists, Radiologists

Accreditation: 1.25 CE/CPD credits

Registration Fee: Free for members; $25 for non-members

Talk 1: Value in MR: What Is It and How Do We Create It?
Presenter: Michael P. Recht, M.D.

Talk 2: When Throughput Affects Patient Care: How to Improve Your Numbers Without Compromising Care
Presenter: Chris Kokkinos, B.Appl.Sc., Pg.Cert.(MRI)

Kirsty Campbell, NDMDI, PG Dip (MRI)
Joe Joslin, B.S., R.T.(MR)(R)

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes, with questions at the end



  1. How to improve patient throughput;
  2. How value can be created and operationalized in MR; and
  3. How to use data to improve the MRI department.

Cardiac MRI: The How & Why

Thursday, 21 February 2019 at 08:00 PST
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Registration closes Wednesday, 20 February at 12:00 PST.

Speaker 1: Declan O’Regan
Speaker 2: Cindy Comeau

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SMRT/CAMRT MR Learning Labs:
Compressed Sensing

Tuesday, 05 March 2019
This MR Learning Lab will be webcast at two times for your scheduling convenience:
09:00 and 12:00 PST
Find your local times for this event by clicking a time above.
Registration closes Monday, 04 March at 12:00 PST.

Moderator: Jim Stuppino

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MR Spectroscopy Study Group:
The How & Why of MRS: From the Basics to Practical Tips

April 2019
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Speaker 1: Alexander Lin
Speaker 2: Marius Mada

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Archived MR Learning Labs

RF Safety in MRI: An MR Technologist’s Perspective
Wednesday, 14 November 2018

On-demand viewing & credits now available. Click the title to access.

Presenter: Vera Kimbrell, BSRT, (R)(MR), FSMRT
Vera Kimbrell is a MR technologist/radiographer from Boston, Ma. USA. She works at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the role of clinical educator for MRI. She has been in MR for over 30 years and an educator for the majority of that time. Currently the Chair of the SMRT Safety committee, Vera has lectured and taught MR safety internationally.

Target Audience: MR Technologists, Radiographers, Students, Clinicians & Early Career Scientists

Accreditation: 0.50 CE/CPD credits

Registration Fee: CLOSED (was: Free for members; $15 for non-members)

Moderator: James J. Stuppino, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)

Time: There will be two presentations of this webinar. Please only register for one.

  1. 09:00 PST / 12:00 EST / 20:00 UTC
  2. 12:00 PST / 15:00 EST / 23:00 UTC

Duration: 30 minutes


  1. Explain the safety related issues related to Radiofrequency Magnetic Fields (RF)
  2. Define devices and practices that contribute to RF burns
  3. Describe workflows to mitigate hazards related to RF
  4. Review accidents and explore preventative solutions

Diffusion Imaging & Fiber Tractography: Tips & Tricks for Clinical Use

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On-demand viewing & credits now available!
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Moderators: Ben Statton, M.Sc., B.Appl.Sc. (London, England) and Ileana Jelescu, Ph.D. (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Target Audience: MR Technologists, Radiographers, Students, Clinicians & Early Career Scientists

Accreditation: 1.0 CE/CME/CPD credits

Time: 07:00 PDT; 16:00 The Netherlands; 01:00 Melbourne, Australia

Duration: 1 hour

Fee: Free for members; $25 for non-members

This session provides a focused review suitable for a broad audience on one widely-used or emerging area of Neuroimaging. This presentation is targeted to radiographers, technologists, researchers and clinicians interested in understanding and developing diffusion tractography MRI methods for neurosurgical planning. Core techniques and their shortcomings will be discussed in the context of practical clinical cases.

Speaker 1:
Shawna Farquharson, M.Sc.(R) (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

Speaker 2:
Alexander Leemans, Ph.D. (Utrecht, Netherlands)

SMRT/CAMRT MR Learning Labs:
MRI Contrast Agents: Safety Issues and Practice
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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Speaker: Lawrence Tanenbaum, M.D.

Moderator: Jim Stuppino, B.S., R.T.(R)(MR)

Target Audience: MR Technologists, Radiographers, Students, Clinicians & Early Career Scientists

Accreditation: 1.0 CE/CPD credits

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the different gadolinium contrast agents available, including their chelate structure, stability and retention.
  2. Describe the link between gadolinium contrast agents and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF).
  3. Review current literature and regulation related to the safe and effective use of gadolinium contrast agents.
  4. Identify strategies for discussing contrast media with patients.