Kanal’s MR Physics: Understanding and Applying
Physicians, Radiologists, Neuroradiologists, Resident, Fellows, Physicists, Cardiologists, Technologists, Industry Specialists.
- Discuss gadolinium-based MR contrast agent use, including mechanism of action, distribution and time versus concentration considerations.
- Identify numerous MR imaging artifacts, how to recognize them, and how to decrease or eliminate them.
- Describe the unique advantages and clinical applicability of utilizing such MR pulse sequences as inversion recovery (STIR, FLAIR) diffusion weighted imaging, perfusion weighted imaging, and Propeller MR imaging.
- Identify various types of MR angiographic sequences and their specific advantages, limitations and artifacts.
- Introduce the concepts underlying magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging and demonstrate how these are clinically applied in routine patient care settings.
Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, FISMRM, MRMD, MRSE, ANNG
Professor of Radiology and Neuroradiology
Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology
Director, MR Services
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
Emanuel Kanal, MD, FACR, FISMRM, MRMD, MRSE
Consultant: Bracco, General Electric, Medtronic and Siemens
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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 40.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals
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- 40.25 Attendance