PCC/ CCOG / MRI

Course Content and Outcome Guide for MRI 112

Course Number:
MRI 112
Course Title:
MRI Cross-Sectional Anatomy II
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures of the upper extremity, chest, abdomen and pelvis 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 required. Prerequisites: MRI 111.

Addendum to Course Description

MR Cross-Sectional Anatomy II (MRI 112) 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 upper extremity, chest, abdomen and pelvis.

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 upper extremity, chest, abdomen and pelvis.

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)

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

THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES

A.        Upper Extremity

                        1.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the shoulder

                        2.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the shoulder

                        3.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the elbow

                        4.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the elbow

                        5.  Neurovasculature of the arm

                        6.  Bony and soft tissue anatomy of the wrist

                        7.  Cartilage, ligaments and bursa of the wrist

                        8.  Carpal tunnel anatomy

9. T1 vs T2 shoulder, elbow and wrist anatomy       

            B.        Chest

1.  Structures of the bony thorax and their anatomical relationships

2.  Soft tissue components of the lungs and pleural cavities

3.  Describe the course of the bronchi

4.  Identify the structures of the mediastinum and azygos venous system

                        5.  Major vessels in the chest

                        6.  Anatomy of the heart

                        7.  Major muscles of the thorax

                        8.  Describe normal breast anatomy

9.  T1 vs T2 chest anatomy

            C.        Abdomen

                        1.  Soft tissue organs of the abdomen

                        2.  Hepatobiliary anatomy

                        3.  Vasculature of the abdomen

                        4.  Quadrants of the abdomen and pelvis

                        5.  Compartments and spaces within the abdomen

                        6.  Musculature of the abdomen

7. T1 vs T2 abdomen anatomy

            D.        Pelvis

                        1.  Bony structures of the pelvis

2.  Soft tissue organs of the pelvis

3.  Male and female reproductive anatomy

4.  Vasculature of the pelvis

5.  Compartments and spaces within the pelvis

6.  Musculature of the pelvis

7. T1 vs T2 pelvis anatomy

COMPETENCIES OR PROCESS SKILLS

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

B.        Describe the course of vascular anatomy of the chest, abdomen, pelvis and arm

C.        Describe the course and components of the heart

            D.        Describe the course and components of the hepatobiliary ducts

E.        Describe the male and female reproductive anatomy

            F.         Describe and identify bony structures

G.        Describe the musculature structures

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