Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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  • Course Descriptions

    MRI 601.  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 healthcare, including regulation and professional standards. Introduction to venipuncture in a laboratory setting.  Traditional Lecture/Lab (3 credit hours)

    MRI 605.  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.  Traditional Lecture (3 credit hours)

    MRI 610.  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.  Traditional Lecture (3 credit hours)

    MRI 612.  Applied Magnetic Resonance Imaging I
    Details 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.  Traditional Lecture/Lab (3 credit hours)

    MRI 624.  Applied Magnetic Resonance Imaging II
    A continuation of MRI 612.  Details the 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 covered include clinical considerations regarding contrast administration and safety, magnetic field safety and procedural considerations for optimal scanning techniques.  Traditional Lecture/Lab (3 credit hours)

    MRI  650.  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.  Traditional Clinical Rotation (3 credit hours)

    MRI 651.  Clinical Practicum II
    A continuation of MRI 650.  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 valuation, image post processing, patient care, and professional development.  Traditional Clinical Rotation (4 credit hours)

    MRI 652. Clinical Practicum III
    A continuation of MRI 651.  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.  Traditional Clinical Rotation (4 credit hours)

    MRI 660. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Seminar
    Prepares the student for the ARRT MRI certification exam. Content will integrate the clinical skills and classroom theories in a review to include the specifications of the content categories: patient care, safety, image production, and procedures. Traditional lecture (3 semester hours)  

    MRI 670. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Leadership, Education, and Management
    Explores current professional issues in magnetic resonance imaging and health care delivery. Students will explore, analyze, and evaluate health care reform, professional practice issues, educational standards, and organizational behavior in the context of the daily professional practice of radiology administrators, managers, and educators. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary theories of leadership and current factors affecting health policy and healthcare administration. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 semester hours)

    MRI 690. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research I
    Reinforces the conceptual basis for the interpretation and critical analysis of professional literature and the research process. Emphasis is on the evaluation of magnetic resonance imaging topics and effective communication of research via written and oral presentations. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (2 semester hours)

    MRI 699. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research II
    A continuation of the research process introduced in MRI 690. The didactic emphasis is on development of research methodology and the compilation and dissemination of a final research project. Student groups complete the details unique to their research project under the direction of a faculty advisor. Online, Internet, or Web-based Lecture (3 semester hours)