Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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  • Course Descriptions

    MRI 501. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Foundations. An introduction to practice management and clinical practices in the MRI environment, including aspects of patient care, procedural performance and competency. Basic applications of computers and digital imaging in the field of radiology are examined. A foundation of ethical and legal issues in the radiologic sciences is presented. An overview of imaging sciences in health care, including regulation and professional standards. Introduction to venipuncture in a laboratory setting. (Lecture/Lab) (3 semester hours)

    MRI 505. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles. An introduction to physical principles of MRI, instrumentation, image formation and basic imaging parameters. The course will include an overview of the history of MRI. Fundamental principles covered include magnetism, signal production, contrast characteristics, imaging planes and image formation. Instrumentation information details operation and use of equipment, radiofrequency systems and gradient systems. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    MRI 510. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics. In-depth information regarding pulse sequences, image formation and contrast. Emphasis is placed on details of MR parameters, pulse sequences, methods of data acquisition, imaging options, image artifacts and quality assurance to enable the student to maximize MR quality by understanding the fundamentals of MR imaging. (Lecture) (3 semester hours)

    MRI 512. Applied Magnetic Resonance Imaging I. The knowledge base necessary to perform standard magnetic resonance imaging procedures. Content includes MRI imaging procedures and sectional anatomy and physiology relating to the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. The study of normal anatomy and pathologic conditions aid the student in recognizing the need for imaging changes based on these conditions. Topics include clinical considerations regarding contrast administration and safety, magnetic field safety, and procedural considerations for optimal scanning techniques. (Lecture/Lab) (3 semester hours)

    MRI 524. Applied Magnetic Resonance Imaging II. A continuation of MRI 512. A knowledge base necessary to perform standard magnetic resonance imaging procedures. Content includes MRI imaging procedures and sectional anatomy and physiology relating to the cardiovascular system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and special imaging procedures. The study of normal anatomy and pathologic conditions aid the student in recognizing the need for imaging changes based on these conditions. Topics include clinical considerations regarding contrast administration and safety, magnetic field safety and procedural considerations for optimal scanning techniques. (Lecture/Lab) (3 semester hours)

    MRI 550. Clinical Practicum I. Supervised clinical practice experience designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging procedures. Content includes experience in MR scanning techniques, safety procedures, image evaluation, image post processing, patient care and professional development. (Clinical rotation) (3 semester hours) 

    MRI 551. Clinical Practicum II. A continuation of MRI 550. Supervised clinical practice experience designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging procedures. This course provides supervised experience in the clinical setting. Content includes experience in MR scanning techniques, safety procedures, image evaluation, image post processing, patient care and professional development. (Clinical rotation) (4 semester hours)

    MRI 552. Clinical Practicum III. A continuation of MRI 551. Supervised clinical practice experience designed for sequential development, application, critical analysis, integration, synthesis and evaluation of concepts and theories in the performance of magnetic resonance imaging procedures. Provides supervised experience in the clinical setting. Content includes experience in MR scanning techniques, safety procedures, image evaluation, image post processing, patient care and professional development. (Clinical rotation) (4 semester hours)

    MRI 560. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Seminar. Prepares the student for the ARRT MRI certification exam. Content will integrate the clinical skills and classroom theories in a comprehensive review to include the specifications of the content categories: patient care, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and physical principles of image formation. (Lecture) (4 semester hours)