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MRI Elective

Hands-on MRI Scanning Elective

At UMass radiology residency program, third and fourth year residents and fellows have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on MRI scanning elective at Brighton Shields MRI, known as MRI Scanning at the Console. During the elective the trainees will be exposed to and instructed on all practical aspects of MRI examinations, including MRI safety and screening, patient and coil positioning, image acquisition, sequence optimization, artifact recognition and troubleshooting. By the end of this rotation participants will be able to independently complete and optimize acquisition of 7 basic MRI examinations (Brain, Knee, Shoulder, Spine, MRCP, Liver, Pelvis).

The elective is designed to complement the annual MRI physics curriculum with practical applications, and produce radiologists trained in the art and science of high-value MRI. The course is taught by Dr. Tiron Pechet and Dr. Khashayar Rafatzand who will accompany the trainees in an intense, one-on-one hands-on MRI experience.