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June is MRI Safety Month & Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body

  May 14th, 2014   -     MRI Safety   -  

390ec412-36d9-46da-ac30-238554eec3aeJune is MRI Safety Month 

AltusLearn would like to remind you that June is MRI Safety Month 2014 to highlight the new changes set by The Joint Commission. These new standards will go into effect on July 1st.

Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body: What’s New? 

Radiologists and cardiologists have a number of diagnostic tools available for the identification and diagnosis of blood vessel disease.  Among them are ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CTA and MRA.

There’s been much discussion of which modality is best. It comes down to number of factors including:

  • What is the purpose of the diagnostic procedure?
  • Who is the patient?
  • What area is going to be imaged?
  • How is your facility equipped?
  • And other factors

Jeffrey H. Maki, MD, PhD, Director of Body MR, University of Washington, Seattle, WA presents an engaging discussion on the latest techniques for performing Magnetic Resonance Angiography.  His course, Contrast-Enhanced MRA of the Body: What’s New?, offers practical information for physicians and technologists on best practices for performing MRA. He also reviews effective contrast media utilization, including new vascular indications for gadolinium (Gd) contrast agents; blood pool/steady state imaging; and novel concepts on managing Gd contrast dose for MRA.

Update: this course is no longer offered.