Duke Review of MRI Principles case review series PDF
Duke Review of MRI Principles case review series PDFWe can recall the intimidation that we felt when we opened our first MRI and looked at the long list of
MRI sequences performed for the scan. Eventually, we all overcame that initial fear and began to approach
each MRI sequence individually. We can remember asking what is the purpose of this type of sequence?
What clinical information should I derive from this sequence? What are the limitations of this sequence?
Through the course of residency we acquired answers to these questions from multiple different sources.
We probably learned the most from our mentors whom taught us the pearls of clinical MRI interpretation as we worked beside them at Duke Hospital. We also learned from books on MRI by PhDs that explained the physics behind MRI. But often times we found it difficult to see the clinical relevance in the principles that we were taught by the physicists. Finally, we learned from books written by MDs that discussed clinical MRI applications. There are some excellent books out there, but these too have some limitations. First, the clinical MRI books written by MDs frequently focus on only one organ system and do not attempt to show how the same MRI principles are used across the different organ systems (i.e., neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, cardiac MRI, body MRI). Second, the clinical MRI books are frequently organized by disease and not by MRI principle. Third, these books are not case based.
Duke Review of MRI Principles case review series PDF was surprising and sometimes frustrating to us that we could not find a case-based review of MRI principles and their relevance to clinical practice. We have found the case review format to be an excellent way to teach and learn our ways in radiology. The success of the Case Review series and hot-seat board review courses reveals that many other residents feel the same way.
Duke Review of MRI Principles case review series PDF of us were Duke radiology residents when we decided that we could attempt to solve this disconnect in the medical literature by writing a book ourselves. Using the research time allotted to us from the 3/2 training program at Duke Radiology, we began writing late in our second year of residency and completed our work early in our fellowship year at Duke. We recruited two of our attendings, Allen W. Song and Elmar M. Merkle, to serve as our advisors. Their role was to review our material to give us some additional pointers and to help verify the contents. Tim Amrhein, a current fourth year radiology resident at Duke and future neuroradiologist, stepped in late in the process, co-authoring several chapters and also providing substantial feedback on the remaining chapters. Together we have put together this case review of MRI principles. We hope this book will help to dispel the common initial fear of MRI and replace that fear with a fascination of the amazing utility of MRI