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RESIDENCY | CLINICAL SCHEDULE | MRI Lecture Outline

RESIDENT TRAINING MRI LECTURE OUTLINE
Instrumentation, Digital images, Resolution, Signal/Noise
Magnetism
Larmor frequency
Faraday’s Law
T1, T2, T2* relaxation
Spin echo techniques-T1, T2 and intermediate-weighted pulse sequences
Gradient echo, T2* weighted sequences
Inversion recovery-STIR, FLAIR images
Fat Saturation
MRA
Contrast enhancement- with T1-weighting and T2*-weighting
Clinical case presentations

RADIOLOGY RESIDENTS’ CT LEARNING OBJECTIVES CHECKLIST
Attend 2 hour physics lecture by AST
Read CT physics chapter in Christensen or other textbook (eg, Berland)
Be able to describe cause of these CT artifacts-beam hardening, partial volume averaging, blooming artifact, edge gradient artifact, noise or photon starvation
Be able to describe in own words the concept of windowing. Know approximate window settings for brain, lung, mediastinum, nasal cavity, bone
Complete physics practice exam (in binder) and return to AST
Learn CT scanner operation-be able to run a scan completely by yourself (on emergency basis if needed)
Attend all clinical CT scans on CT day
Learn terminology and orientation of animal vs. human images (use CD-ROM and binder notes)
Learn CT skull anatomy landmarks (test yourself using CD-ROM and binder notes)
Learn major brain divisions on gross specimens (use CD-ROM and binder notes)
Learn ventricular system-gross and CT (use CD-ROM and binder notes)
Learn cranial nerves (use CD-ROM)
Learn CT anatomy of entire head (use annotated hard copy of normal dog)
Know HU for major tissue types (binder notes)
Know terminology for types of hydrocephalus (see newsletter in binder)
Be able to explain in own words concept of contrast enhancement
Know the three factors which cause a lesion to be hyperdense on pre-contrast CT
Learn image characteristics for various lesions (see glossary in binder, Kornegay article, human texts)
Be able to dictate report with all the necessary ingredients (see memo)
Learn basic anatomy of spinal canal (with myelography) thorax and adrenal gland region
Practice CT biopsy with phantom (see articles)
Read all CT articles in resident reading list/files
Complete the self-exam in CD-ROM

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