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MRI for Technologist is written to be a reference, a manual, a source of information and an educational tool for MRI technologist or MRI students as well as all personnel who intended to use the MRI. It includes basic guidelines and procedures used in a general MRI department. Radiologists and technolo-gists may need to add more imaging sequences and procedures according to the requirements of each case. This book is designed for people who have sound knowledge of the principles, the physics and safety of MRI. It includes (460) original MRI images showing axial, coronal and sagital slices of general anatomy with planning and saturation bands included.
MRI for technologist contains 12 chapters. It contains 460 MRI Images in the three orientations; sagital, axial and coronal planes. This book is designed to be easy to use, and it details the required steps any technologist needs to produce high quality and artifacts free MRI images. It is supported by the essential illustrations of real MRI images showing the standard planning for scanning each anatomical part in transverse, sagital and coronal orientations, additionally; there are various real MRI images showing the anatomical outlines of what technologist would expect to see from each acquired sequence. This book follows the guidelines of ASRT for MRI curriculum components and the ARRT examination requirements to help the applicants gain the knowledge and confidence to pass the national MRI exam. All chapters of this book follow the same format; this facilitates looking for information on specific issues and reflects the fact that scanning of any part of the body follows the same basic format with some modifications specific to each part of the body. Each chapter follows the following scheme; Objectives, Abbreviations if required, Basic anatomy, Clinical indications for the exam. Emergency situation. MRI challenges. Equipment needed and Coil Selection. Patient positioning and preparation. Protocol of scanning, Use of contrast, Artifacts and suggested solutions to overcome such artifacts, Post scans patient care, Post-scan procedure and filming, Brief contents: Patient Care and Preparation in MRI, Anatomical positions and planes, Head MRI, Spinal Cord, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis, Reproductive System, Musculoskeletal and Joints, MRA Procedure, MRS, Optimizing Scan Parameters, Artifacts, MRI Glossary, MRI Abbreviations, Sequences acronyms, and Images Index Study Questions. This book is designed to provide students, researchers/physicists, unskilled MRI personnel or anyone learning MRI the practical guidance from the beginning to the end of scanning techniques, and at the same time to help experienced technologists improving image quality and developing essential standards and excellence of good practice.