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* Gadopiclenol | Considerations for Use in Pediatric MRI
Released: April 29, 2024 Expires: April 30, 2027 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD
20393
This educational program featuring Dr. Shreyas Vasanawala will cover pediatric MR imaging applications using Gadopiclenol, a recently approved gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCAs).

Following a brief review of the literature and the currently available GBCAs, Dr. Vasanawala will discuss practice considerations as they relate to MRI contrast media selection and dose administration. Additionally, Dr. Vasanawala will share several case studies demonstrating the clinical value and benefits of Gadopiclenol for patients who may present with complex pathology and/or who may be subject to repeat contrast-enhanced MRI exams over their lifetime.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the properties that distinguish gadopiclenol injection from the other high relaxivity gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).
  • Employ the FDA-approved indications and clinical applications for gadopiclenol injection in pediatric patients.
  • Apply clinical considerations and dosing options for gadopiclenol administered to vulnerable patient populations who may experience repeat, lifetime dosing of a GBCA.

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

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* Advanced MRI Safety Training For Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition): Level 2 MR Personnel
Released: April 22, 2020 Expires: March 31, 2025 CE credits: 3.0 Cost: $50.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
18697

This program reviews fundamental MRI safety information and meets the annual training recommendations from the American College of Radiology. Importantly, MRI facilities must now comply with the revised requirements for diagnostic imaging from The Joint Commission and document that MRI technologists participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on safe MRI practices in the MRI environment. Notably, Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 MR Personnel covers each MRI safety topic specified by The Joint Commission, as well as many additional subjects that will expand the knowledge-base of healthcare professionals involved with MRI technology.

With 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Advanced MRI Safety Training for Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition), Level 2 MR Personnel is a 2 hour and 45 minute program that is divided into three different sections.

Educational Objectives

  • Understand the safety issues related to MRI.
  • Describe the bioeffects associated with the static magnetic field, time-varying magnetic fields, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Present guidelines that prevent projectile-related accidents.
  • Describe polices that avoid issues related to acoustic noise.
  • Review procedures that prevent burns associated with MRI.
  • Explain and demonstrate appropriate pre-MRI screening procedures.
  • Identify techniques to manage patients with claustrophobia, anxiety, or emotional distress.
  • Describe guidelines to handle medical emergencies in the MRI setting.
  • Understand the safety considerations for gadolinium-based contrast agents.

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* Basic MRI Safety Training (4th Edition): Level 1 MR Personnel
Released: May 03, 2023 Expires: May 31, 2026 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
19395

Individuals entering the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) environment, whether on a regular or infrequent basis, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the protection of patients, and the security of other facility staff members. This program, Basic MRI Safety Training, Level 1 MR Personnel accomplishes the initial training that is necessary to ensure safety in the unique setting associated with the MRI system. It includes information pertaining to MRI technology, describes common hazards and unique dangers associated with the MRI setting, and presents vital recommendations and guidelines to prevent accidents and injuries. Importantly, this program provides the fundamental MRI safety information for Level I MR Personnel recommended by the American College of Radiology and may be utilized by individuals preparing for safety training as Level 2 MR Personnel.

With more than 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the hazards associated with MRI
  • Understand the screening process
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries

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* Introduction To MRI Safety - Updated Edition
Released: April 04, 2017 Expires: April 30, 2025 CE credits: 0 Cost: $15.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
16665

This program provides an overview of MRI safety information that is intended for non-clinical staff members who regularly work in the MRI environment or who may occasionally work in this area as part of their responsibilities. Anyone who enters the MRI environment, even infrequently, must be properly trained to ensure their safety, the safety of patients, and other facility staff members

After completion of a short online exam, with a passing score of 70% or higher, this program provides a Statement of Participation.

With more than 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creater of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present the information in this program.

Educational Objectives

  • Appreciate the importance of MRI
  • Identify the certain hazards associated with MRI technology
  • Describe steps to prevent accidents and injuries related to ferromagnetic objects

This is a Pay-To-View program. Purchase is required for full program access. 

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Clinical Applications of MR Imaging in Stereotactic Localization Radiosurgery Procedures
Released: January 02, 2024 Expires: January 31, 2027 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Jenny WU, MD | Glen Stevens, DO, PhD
20342
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are essential for enhancing the quality of MRI scans to make it easier for radiologists to identify pathology. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend limiting patient exposure to gadolinium where possible.

One technique for reducing this exposure is to use a high relaxivity GBCA that can be administered at a lower dose than a conventional GBCA, without any impact on image quality. GBCA selection for interventional procedures such as radiosurgery is one such example, where the selection of a GBCA can play a role in patient management and outcomes.

In this program, an experienced neuroradiologist and neuro oncologist will present their clinical experiences with the use of stereotactic localization radiosurgery, following the administration of a high relaxivity GBCA. Through case study examples, the clinical impact of contrast selection will be demonstrated. Following the presentation, questions from the audience will be addressed during a live Q&A.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases and the role of pre-operative localization MRI exams for stereotactic radiosurgery.
  • Outline the differences between gadopiclenol and other group II gadolinium-based contrast agents.
  • Discuss the use of gadopiclenol in specific case-based scenarios for stereotactic localization exams and its impact on patient management.

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Guerbet.

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Gadopiclenol Injection | Practical Considerations for Use
Released: October 23, 2023 Expires: October 22, 2026 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT
20303
With the recent FDA approval of gadopiclenol injection, radiologists now have the choice of a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) with 2 – 3 times higher relaxivity at a lower standard dose as compared to other gadolinium-based contrast agents on the marke

Therefore, and because gadopiclenlol is different than other currently available GBCAs, a review of the clinical benefits of using a higher relaxivity GBCA at a lower administered dose is important. A clear understanding of relaxivity and calculation of the volume to be administered based on dosing considerations, is necessary

In this accredited webinar, Mr. Faulkner will provide insights into the differences of the current FDA-approved GBCAs and how these differences apply to MR imaging. Following the presentation, questions from the audience were addressed during a live Q&A.

Educational Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the properties that distinguish gadopiclenol injection from the other high relaxivity and conventional gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs).
  • Employ the FDA-approved indications and clinical applications for gadopiclenol injection.
  • Calculate and administer the proper volume dose of gadopiclenol, as compared to other conventional GBCAs.
  • Apply clinical considerations and dosing options for gadopiclenol to vulnerable patient populations who may experience repeat dosing of GBCA.

Made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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Managing Patients with Passive Implants on Vertical Field MR Systems
Released: August 01, 2022 Expires: July 31, 2024 CE credits: 1.0 Cost: $0.00
Faculty: Lawrence N. Tanenbaum, MD, FACR | Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM | William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT
20097
MRI technology has advanced with the availability of low - vertical field scanners. However, many patients present with passive implants and devices that are available in clinical practice, yet not approved for MR imaging in low field scanners.

In this CME program three MR imaging experts will provide unique perspectives on managing patients with passive implants and devices. The panel will discuss important MRI safety information and details on how to safely image these patients, including a review of screening policies, implant and device manufacturers’ information and resources, and the implementation plan for a MRI safety program, designed to mitigate the potential risks to patients presenting with passive implants and devices.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify challenges associated with imaging patients with passive implants on low field (<1.5-T) MR systems.
  • Review MRI considerations in order to safely manage patients that present with passive implants referred for scans on low field MR systems.
  • Implement protocols to safely scan patients presenting with passive implants that are not labeled for low field scanners, including 1.2-T MR systems.
  • Increase the number of patients eligible for MRI exams.

This program is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation.

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MRI Safety Considerations for Implants and Devices
Released: February 01, 2023 Expires: February 28, 2026 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: Frank G. Shellock, PhD, FACC, FACR, FACSM
20164

This accredited program provides a comprehensive overview of MRI safety considerations for passive / active implants, and devices.

When considering patient safety during MR imaging, it is critical to assess the patient’s history and have a clear understanding of any passive and or active implants and/or devices. The ACR Manual on MR Safety states that the Radiologist is responsible for the safety of the patient undergoing the MRI Exam. They are also responsible for implementing MR Safety policies and procedures and ensuring that the facilities’ personnel adhere to them at all time. Regarding implants and devices, regular reviews and updates to the MRI safety policy should be completed.

With more than 35 years of experience in the field of MRI, the author of the best-selling textbook series, the Reference Manual for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Implants and Devices, and the creator of the internationally popular website, www.MRIsafety.com, Dr. Frank G. Shellock is uniquely qualified to present this important MRI Safety information designed for MRI Imaging professionals.

Educational Objectives

  • Name and describe the current labeling terminology for implants & devices.
  • Safely image patients with passive and active, MR Conditional implants and devices.
  • Establish a comprehensive MRI Safety protocol for imaging implants & devices.

Program support provided by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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MRI Safety Considerations For The Radiologist
Released: February 16, 2023 Expires: February 28, 2026 CE credits: 1.5 Cost: $30.00
Faculty: William Faulkner, B.S.,R.T.(R)(MR)(CT), FSMRT | Kristan Harrington, MBA, R.T.(R)(MR), ARRT, MRSO
20190

This accredited program provides a comprehensive overview of MRI safety including the radiologist's responsibilities and liabilities, MRI staff education and patient safety. It is designed specifically for practicing radiologists, fellows, residents, and healthcare professionals who oversee MRI services and will provide practical guidance from two respected MRI safety educators who present information on accepted safety standards of care based on the 2020 ACR Manual on MR Safety, the 2021 FDA Guidance Document, and a review of the literature.

Program Considerations: It is critical to have established MRI safety protocols and to have a clear understanding of the basics of MRI Safety. The ACR Manual on MR Safety states that the Radiologist is responsible for the safety of the patient undergoing the MRI Exam. They are also responsible for implementing MR Safety policies and procedures and ensuring that the facilities’ personnel adhere to them at all time. These MRI safety policies should be reviewed and updated annually in order to prevent patient injury.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the difference between Level 1 & Level 2 MR personnel.
  • Differentiate and identify the ACR-designated Safety Zones.
  • Implement safety considerations for the static magnetic field, time-varying gradient magnetic fields, and radiofrequency fields.
  • Employ procedures and protocols to prevent RF-related burns and methods to manage SAR levels.
  • Manage acute and chronic gadolinium-based contrast agent adverse events.

Program support provided by Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

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