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Smith Library: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Resources for the WCUI Los Angeles, Ontario and Phoenix campuses.

MR Sectional Anatomy Topics

Achilles Tendon Tear
Acoustic Neuroma‚Äč
Avascular Necrosis of Hip 
Brain Coronal MRI
CAD Enhanced Prostate MRI
Cardiac Function and Perfusion
Cardiac MRI
Cassette-based vs. Cassetteless Equipment & Image Acquisition
Central Lymphatic System
Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)

Glioblastoma Multiforme
Herniated Lumbar Disc
Lumbar Spine MRI
Meniscal Knee Tear
MRI Abdomen
MRI Image Parameters
MRI Sequences
Multiple Sclerosis

Parotid Tumor
Renal Cell Carcinoma

Rotator Cuff Tear of the Shoulder
Special Technique Suppresses CSF Signa
Thoracic Spine MRI

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Health Statistics: FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

National Library of Medicine

Health Videos: These animated videos show the anatomy of body parts and organ systems and how diseases and conditions affect them.

MRI Videos: Case-based, educational videos.

Community Service

Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change: Principles and strategies for engaging with U.S.-based and global communities through partnerships, research, service, and learning (free, University of Michigan).

Smith Library Contact Information

Los Angeles: Cat 

Ontario: Karen

Phoenix: Terri

Program Directors

Dr. Behrouz Rahimpour - Los Angeles 

Michelle Foreso - Ontario

Scott Brunelle

Narrow the Topic

Compare and contrast two hereditary pathologies and their respective radiographic manifestations.

Describe etiologic factors of heart disease (e.g., atherosclerosis) and how MRI diagnostics are used (e.g., surgery).

How are MRI optimization, patient positioning, and patient consideration interrelated?
How does critical thinking lead to smarter MRIs that saves lives? (e.g., blunt force trauma)
What are some radiographic manifestations of disease processes in the hematopoietic system?
What are the optimal technical factors to improve patient immobilization?
Why are pelvic protocols, compression bands, and protocols vital for pregnant patients?

Quantitative Data on Pathologies and Health Disparities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Search the A-Z list for a topic of interest.

National Center for Health Statistics: Statistics on public health, publications linking to statistics presented, data sources, and related web pages.

National Library of Medicine Drug Resource Guide: Drug names by categories.

MRI step-by-step, interactive course on magnetic resonance imaging

Lifelong Learning

Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster: Recognize and analyze emerging challenges in the humanitarian field and explore the ethical and professional principles that guide humanitarian response to conflict and disaster. (free, Harvard)


American Society for Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation: Over 65 scholarships in several medical imaging disciplines.

Islamic Development Bank: Awards five, interest-free loan scholarships of $15,000 each year.

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MRI Cases

MRI Online: Study and description of different MRI cases.

Interactive Human Anatomy

Anatomy and Physiology

eSkeletons: eSkeletons provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy (Department of Anthropology, UT-Austin)

Medical Associations

Radiological Society of North America: Videos are owned and produced by by RSNA which sells clinical radiology and allied sciences learning resources.

MRI Calculator

AngioCalc: Cerebral and peripheral aneurysm calculator

OMICS Journal of Radiology

Professional Associations

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Promotes magnetic resonance communication, research, development, continuing education, and publication.

Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound: Advance ultrasound to optimize the practice.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Journal: Physical, life and clinical investigational research, technological innovation and applications.

MedCalc: Clinical calculators - a little outdated but still work. (2010)

MRInotes: Online MRI physics course.


MRI Tutor: MRI physics tutorial, MRI and radiology teaching file. (2013)

The Nephron Information Center: Kidney disease resources. Navigation's in upper left corner.

OMICS Journal of Radiology: Articles in press, current issue, archives and special issues.


Dr. William Herring Podcasts: Selected short topics on the basics of radiology presented in video format on an occasional basis from the award-winning website and text of the same name and aimed primarily at medical students, radiographers, physician assistants and residents.

Radiology: Discussion of papers and articles related to radiology or COVID-19