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MRI Registry Review: Tech to Tech Questions and Answers

ISBN: 9781119757931
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** New revised edition now available, with errors corrected and content fully updated **

MRI Registry Review: Tech to Tech Questions and Answers is a comprehensive question and answer book designed to help scanning technologists pass their MRI Board certification examinations, particularly the ‘Registry’ and Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR) exams administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The book provides clear explanations and acc­urate answers to numerous multiple-choice questions (MCQs) similar to those found in ARRT exams, as well as study tips and additional information on many key topics.

The questions are organized into four sections aligned with ARRT content specifications, covering patient care during an MRI, the physical principles of MRI, data acquisition, and imaging procedures. Written for MRI students and working technologists alike, the book is the perfect complement to MRI Physics: Tech to Tech Questions and Answers— the author’s guide that explains difficult MRI concepts and topics with a clear and straightforward approach. Offering a wide variety of questions and succinct yet thorough explanations, this valuable study and review guide:

Covers the topics technologists need to know in order to pass ARRT exams
Offers exam preparation and test-taking suggestions and advice
Groups questions together by topic to allow readers to focus on specific areas needing more attention
Includes tables, figures, cross-vendor terminology lists, and illustrations that reinforce key points and demonstrate application to practice
Links sections to corresponding chapters in the companion MRI Physics: Tech to Tech Explanations

MRI Registry Review: Tech to Tech Questions and Answers is an indispensable study tool for students and trainees preparing for the ARRT or equivalent advanced MRI placement exams, as well as for technologists needing to re-certify or take CQR exams.

About the Author

Stephen J. Powers, BSTR (R), (CT), (MR) has more than 20 years of classroom, lecture and clinical instructor experience. He is currently an MR Technologist for South Coast Hospital Systems in the USA, and former MRI Clinical Applications Specialist for General Electric Health Care. Stephen is the author of MRI Physics: Tech to Tech Explanations.


About the Author vii

Acknowledgements Viii

1 Patient Interactions and Management 1

Below are artist renditions of the anatomical position: 31

Section 1 Patient Interactions and Management Answers 31

Enlarged Pictures 43

2 Parameters, Image Formation, Data Acquisition 45

Section 2: Parameters, Image Formation, Data Acquisition: Answers 93

Section 2 Question 41–54 96

Section 2: Enlarged Illustrations 107

Section 2 Questions 41–54 108

Chapter 2: Parameters, Image Formation, Data Acquisition 109

3 Pulse Sequences and MRI Math 113

Use the factors listed below for Questions 200–203 154

Section 3 MR Pulse Sequences and MR Math Answers 177

4 Procedures 192

Image Artifacts 275

Remember, Choose the Answer Most Correct 275

Artifacts 293

Miscellaneous Questions: 297

Helpful Anatomy: The Basil Ganglia 307

Helpful Anatomy: T2 Axials of Basil Ganglia 308

Helpful Anatomy: T1 Sagittal of Brain Stem 308

Other Helpful Anatomy: The Brachial Plexus 309

The Boney Pelvis 310

The Cranial Nerves: O O O T T A F A G V A H 311

Cranial Nerve: Study 312

T1 and T2 Contrast Differences in the Brain 312

Answers 313

MRI Math 339

Glossary 350

Index 375