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Understanding Contrast Media in the Clinical Setting: Gadolinium-Based Contrast for MRI

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE
Course Credit: 1.00
Course Category: Radiology
Accreditation: 1 Category A CE credit approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
Program Sponsor: AltusMedical, LLC
Course Cost: $15.00
Mobile Friendly: No
Course Release Date: June 01, 2012
Supported by an educational grant from: Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Program Summary: This program presents an overview of the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Clinical information for contrast-enhanced MRI has changed rapidly in the past several years. This CE-accredited video presents current information on FDA-approved GBCAs, as well as updated safety warnings and guidelines. This hour-long program offers a broad understanding of how and why GBCAs are used for clinical MRI to best obtain clinically necessary information.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the clinical applications of gadolinium-based contrast agents in diagnostic imaging studies;
  • Differentiate the differences between specific gadolinium-based contrast agents and how those differences affect their use; and
  • Recognize how advances in MRI technology and protocols impact the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents for diagnostic imaging.

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