Course Content and Outcome Guide for MRI 102
- Course Number:
- MRI 102
- Course Title:
- MRI Physics II -Advanced Prin.
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Course DescriptionContinues Magnetic Resonance Imaging theory and application, patient care, MR safety, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and the physical principles of image formation. Department permission required. Prerequisite: MRI 101.
Intended Outcomes for the course
A. Understand advanced MR theory and physical principles.
B. Understand advanced MR image creation principles
C. Understand physics of specialty MR imaging.
Course Activities and Design
The student will learn advanced MR theory and principles to prepare them to function as a MR Technologist.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
A. Complete on-line study units
B. Complete classroom exercises and homework.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts, and develop the following skills:
THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES
Ã fourier transform
Ã tissue relaxation
Ã T1, T2, T2*, DW
Ã spin-echo and inversion recovery sequences
Ã sequence parameters
Ã magnets, gradients, RF coils, systems
Ã spatial localization
Ã slice, frequency, phase
Ã raw data, k-space
Ã fast pulse sequences gradient-echo, fast spin-echo, EPI
Ã signal/noise, contrast/noise, bandwidth, trade-offs
Ã 3D acquisitions
Ã MR Angiography
Ã image artifacts
Ã chemical shift imaging
Ã contrast enhancements
Ã diffusion / perfusion
Ã functional imaging
COMPETENCIES OR PROCESS SKILLS
A. Learn advanced MR principles and physics
B. Learn advanced MR image creation principles
C. Learn advanced imaging principles and physics