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Abstract #3111

Utility of Hand-On Scanning for Assimilating MRI Concepts (

Michelle Castro Cerilles1, Martin R. Prince1, Mitch Cooper1, Bo Xu1, Cynthia Wisnieff1, Robert Zubkoff1, Satre Stuelke1

1Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, United States

Effectiveness of learning basic MRI principles by following hands-on workbook exercises as demonstrated by 11 students/residents/fellows. The workbook exercises teach MRI concepts such as MRI safety and patient screening, optimizing resolution, SNR and CNR on a phantom, optimizing T1 and T2 weighting in the volunteer brain, creating, identifying and eliminating various artifacts, adapting scanning parameters to match varying anatomy in the volunteer knee and abdomen, and implementing various approaches to minimizing respiratory motion effects.