By the end of the program Technologists should be able to operate basic to intermediate system features and clinical applications on the Optima MR450w 1.5T with GEM Suite. 

Course content:

  • Working Safely
  • Optima MR450w 1.5T with GEM Suite System Design Overview
  • Selecting Coils and Positioning the Patient
  • Introduction to the Optima MR450w User Interface
  • Optima MR450w 1.5T with GEM Suite Workflow Overview/Demonstration
  • Localizer PSDs
  • SE and IR Pulse Sequences
  • 2D/3D GRE and SPGR Pulse Sequences
  • 2D/3D FSE and FRFSE-XL Pulse Sequences
  • SSFSE-XL Pulse Sequences
  • FLAIR Pulse Sequences
  • 2D/3D TOF MRA Pulse Sequences
  • Fiesta and Fiesta-C Pulse Sequences
  • Introduction to Protocol Building
  • Optima MR450w Patient Imaging
  • Neuro Applications
  • Optima MR450w Neuro Protocol Updates
  • Respiratory Triggering
  • Body and Breast Applications
  • Optima MR450w Body and Breast Protocol Updates
  • Musculoskeletal Applications
  • Optima MR450w MSK Protocol Updates
  • Vascular Applications
  • Optima MR450w Vascular Protocol Updates
  • Cardiac Gating and Triggering
  • Optima MR450w Cardiovascular Protocol Updates
  • Advanced Neuro Imaging Applications
  • Functional Imaging with BrainWave RT/PA
  • 2D/3D Spectroscopic Applications
  • Optima MR450w Advanced Neuro Protocol Updates

Target Audience

This course is designed for MR Radiologists who operate the Optima MR450w 1.5T system


This course has no prerequisite requirements.


College of Radiographers CPD Endorsement

This course has been approved by The College of Radiographers 

And may support outcomes 1 - 9 of CPD Now

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