The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) using computer-based testing (CBT) for the administration of its radiography examinations since beginning of 2000. You may see questions from five major content categories in the MRI board exam, which are:
A.       Patient care--------------------------------------------- 16%  ----------------------------32 Questions
B.       Imaging Procedures---------------------------------- 28%  ----------------------------56 Questions
C.       Sequence Parameters and Options------------ 19%  ----------------------------38 Questions
D.       Data Acquisition and Processing---------------- 17%  ---------------------------34 Questions
E.       Physical Principles of Image Formation------ 20% --------------------------- 40 Questions 

Break down of each category:


1. Legal and Ethical Principles (4 Questions)
a.       Confirmation of Exam Requisition
b.       Legal Issues
c.       Patient’s Right
d.       ARRT Standard of Ethics
2. MRI Screening and Safety (15 Questions)
a.       Screening and Education (patients, personnel, non-personnel)
b.       Equipment Safety
c.       Environment
d.       Biological Considerations
3. Patient Assessment, Monitoring, and Management (7 Questions)
a.       Routine Monitoring
b.       Emergency Response
c.       Patient Transfer and Body Mechanics
d.       Assisting Patients with Medical Equipment
4. Interpersonal Communications (3 Questions)
a.       Modes of Communication
b.       Challenges in Communication
c.       Patient Education
d.       Medical Terminology
5. Infection Control (3 Questions)
a.       Terminology and Basic Concepts
b.       Cycle of infection
c.       Standard Precautions
d.       Additional or Transmission- Based Precautions (e.g., Hepatitis B, HIV, tuberculosis)
e.       Safe Cleaning of equipment and Disposal of Contaminated Materials
1.       Head and Neck (14 Questions)
2.       Spine (12 Questions)
3.       Thorax (7 Questions)
4.       Abdomen (7 Questions)
5.       Pelvis (6 Questions)
6.       Musculoskeletal (10 Questions)

         Imaging Procedures mainly focus on the following factors:

a.       Anatomy and Physiology (Imaging planes, pathological considerations, protocol considerations, patient considerations)
b.       Contrast ( Type of FDA approved agents, contradictions, dose calculation, administration
          Route, effects on image)
c.       Patient Set up (patient data input, coil selection and position, patient orientation, land marking, physiologic gating and triggering)
1.       Imaging Parameters (22)

2.       Imaging Options (16)
          Sequence Parameters and Options mainly focus on the following factors:
a.       Image Quality ( CNR, SNR, spatial resolution, acquisition time)
b.       Contrast ( T1 weighted, T2 weighted, proton density or spin density, T2* weighted)
1.       Pulse Sequences (20 Questions)
a.       Spin Echo
b.       Inversion Recovery
c.       Gradient Recall Echo (GRE)
d.       Echo Planar Imaging (EPI)
2.       Data Manipulation (7 Questions)
a.       K-space Mapping and Filling
b.       Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT)
c.       Post Processing

3.       Special Procedures (7 Questions)
a.       MRA/MRV
b.       Functional Techniques
c.       Dynamic Imaging
d.       Contrast Bolus Detection


1.       Instrumentation (8 Questions)
a.       Electromagnetism
b.       Radiofrequency System
c.       Gradient System

2.       Fundamentals (14 Questions)
a.       Nuclear Magnetism
b.       Tissue Characteristics
c.       Spatial Localization

3.       Artifacts (10 Questions)
a.       Cause and Appearance of Artifacts
b.       Compensation for Artifacts

4.       Quality control (8 Questions)
a.       Slice Thickness
b.       Spatial Resolution
c.       Contrast Resolution
d.       SNR/CNR
e.       Center Frequency
f.        Transmit Gain
g.       Geometric Accuracy
h.       Equipment Handling and Inspection (coils, cables, door seals)

There are 200 scored questions in the test, and the exam includes up to an additional 20
unscored pilot questions embedded in the test.
Scored Questions        = 200
Pilot Questions            = 20
Total                           = 220

                Yes, it is. See the table below:

Tutorial Time (in min.)     =  18
NDA Time       (in min.)   =  2
Test Time                      = 210 minutes or 3.5 hours
Survey Time    (in min.)   = 10
Total Time allotted (in hours) = 4.00
 Passing score is 75 percent
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