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

Registration is Closed

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

Improving Throughput Without Compromising Patient Care & Creating Value in MR

Friday, 07 December 2018

Michael P. Recht, M.D.
Chris Kokkinos, B.Appl.Sc., Pg.Cert.(MRI)

Target Audience: MRI Radiographers and Technologists, Radiologists

Accreditation: 1.0 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)

Time: T.B.A.

Duration: 1 hour 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.

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Archived MR Learning Labs

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

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Note: On-demand viewing & credits coming soon.

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.

Talk 1:
Fiber Tractography for Practical Neurosurgical Application

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

Talk 2:
DTI Processing: Pitfalls in Clinical Applications

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.