MRI-Technologists The List For MRI Technologists
The internationally subscribed e-mail discussion list for MRI technologists
and associated clinical MRI users.
It is managed by Richard Helsper from the Dukes Medical Centre in the U.S.A.
Its an e-mail based discussion group (an e-mail list) that provides a forum
for MRI technologists to discuss issues of MRI practice and service delivery.
This e-mail list is (in my opinion) the most significant MRI education
activity on the internet. Think of it as a permanent coffee
break at an ongoing MRI conference. MRI technologists, radiologists
and scientists discuss any topic that is put up in an open and supportive
What is MRI-Technologists?
What is an e-mail list?
Its an open discussion carried out via e-mail. Subscription
is the step you take to become part of a list of e-mail addressees that
can post items to the group and receive the postings of other members.
Basically you send your e-mail to an address handled by some software called
a list server. The list server checks you are one of its subscribers,
then send the message to the moderator (Richard Helsper). The moderator
then validates the message and it is sent to all the members of the group.
Everyone gets to read your question or response. You
can comment on any of the topics under discussion or generate new discussion
Lists generally serve small special interest groups and are used
to screen out the general public and net marketers that dog Usenet groups
Normal Netiquette rules common sense and good manners apply in these
discussions. We are all real people talking to real people.
What topics are discussed?
Discussion is raised by the members of the group. Basically anything
you want to discuss with your colleagues about MRI is fair. That
might be your views on patient handling, technical selections, funding
issues, safety etc. The list moderator vets all messages but
you'd barely notice it. Richard keeps the list clear of blatant
advertising, personal abuse and the e-mail dross that affects many open
lists. If you think about it submit it, seems to be the general rule.
Recent topics discussed have included
Subscribers have access to an archive of all the list traffic, so you can
go back over earlier discussions or see what matters have been talked about
in the past. It is a great research tool.
Artefacts associated with spine array imaging on SIGNA
Safety practices and policy of metallic FBs in the eye
Cx spine techniques
A standard brain exam
The SMRT meeting programme
Gadolinium in shoulder imaging
MR equipment selection
Siting and shimming
How do I subscribe to the list?
The list is moderated by Richard Helsper of Dukes University Medical Centre.
To become a subscriber to the group send him an e-mail introducing yourself
and your MRI experience.
Its that simple. Shortly after that e-mail Richard will send
you introductory information about the list and its facilities.
your current employment and MRI related employment history
your professional qualifications and associations
what scanners you have worked with
Does it cost anything?
No. Its all free, thanks to the efforts of Richard, and the patronage
of his employer,the Dukes Medical Centre.
That's what the Internet was all about. A tool for the sharing
of information and opinion, so come be a part of a giving community.