PCC/ CCOG / MRI

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MRI 111

Course Number:
MRI 111
Course Title:
MRI Cross-Sectional Anatomy I
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures of the head, soft tissue neck, spine and lower extremity in normal planes. Enables students to differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomical structures. Primary focus is MR appearance of anatomy but includes correlation with anatomical drawings and CT anatomy. Department permission is required.

Addendum to Course Description

MR Cross-Sectional Anatomy I (MRI 111) is required as part of the MRI Technologist Certificate Program.  It is a prep course for taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination for certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

A.        Differentiate between normal and abnormal sectional anatomy of the head, soft tissue neck, spine and lower extremity.
B.        Understand how the differences in anatomical appearance between T1 and T2 weighted sequences.

Course Activities and Design

Identify and differentiate via drawings, images, and on-line study units the MR appearance of the anatomy of the head, soft tissue neck, spine and lower extremity.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A.        Complete cross sectional anatomy on-line study units

B.        Complete the exercises in the clinical syllabus.

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

COURSE CONTENT:

The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts, and develop the following skills:

THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES

            A.        Cranial Bones and Facial Bones

1.  Location of cranial bones, facial bones and sutures

2.  Structures of the temporomandibular joint

3.  Structures of the paranasal sinuses

                        4.  Structures of the inner ear

                        5.  Structures of the orbit and eye

                        6.  Muscles of the eye

7.  T1 vs T2 cranial/facial  anatomy

            B.        Brain

1.  Components of the ventricular system and their anatomical relationships

                        2.  Components of the cerebellum, brainstem and cerebrum

                        3.  Major vessels of the cranium

                        4.  Structures of the Circle of Willis

                        5.  Cranial nerves and their locations

6.  T1 vs T2 brain anatomy

C.        Soft Tissue Neck

1.  Soft tissue neck structures and their anatomical relationships

2.  Major vessels in the neck

3.  T1 vs T2 neck anatomy

D.        Spine and Spinal Cord

1.  Components of the spinal cord, spinal nerves and their

            anatomical relationships

2.  Components of the vertebral column and their anatomical

            relationships

3.  Ligaments and cartilage of the spinal column

4.  Differences and similarities C-Spine, T-Spine, L-Spine and

            Sacrum

5.  Major muscles of the spinal column

6.  T1 vs T2 spine and spinal cord anatomy

            E.        Lower Extremity

                        1.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the hip

                        2.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the hip

                        3.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the knee

                        4.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the knee

                        5.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the ankle

                        6.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the ankle

                        7.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the foot

                        8.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the foot

                        9.  Plantar fascia anatomy

                        10.  Neurovasculature of the leg

11. T1 vs T2 hip, knee, ankle and foot anatomy

COMPETENCIES OR PROCESS SKILLS

A.        Demonstrate understanding of anatomical structures and their anatomical relationship.

B.        Describe the course of vascular anatomy of the head, neck and leg

C.        Describe the course and components of the brain

            D.        Describe the course and components of the spine

E.        Describe the course and components of the soft tissue neck

            F.         Describe and identify bony structures

G.        Describe the musculature structures

            H.        Identify and describe differences in anatomy displayed in T1 vs T2 sequences