Course Content and Outcome Guide for MRI 273 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
MRI 273
Course Title:
MRI Clinical III
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Course Description

Provides advanced clinical education experience in an affiliated hospital Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department under the supervision of a Registered MR Technologist and Radiologist. Includes application of equipment manipulation and operation, understanding and application of imaging parameters, MR safety, medicolegal and ethical protocols, record keeping and patient care. Requires clinical competencies, objectives, performance assessments and attendance. The student will learn the necessary skills required to function independently in the clinical area as a MR Technologist, and will develop and exhibit proper professional work ethic. Department permission is required. Prerequisites: MRI 272 or MRI 122.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Complete exam competencies and repetitions as required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
2. Perform advanced MR examinations with minimal supervision

Course Activities and Design

Perform all skills with independence and use critical thinking skills to handle increasingly complex situations within the MR department. The student is required to continue to perform competencies required to qualify for the ARRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

The student will demonstrate understanding of the following themes, issues, concepts, and develop the following skills:
Ø Cross sectional anatomy correlation to pathology
Ø Understanding advanced image parameters
Ø Magnetic field strength correlation to protocol selections
Ø Understanding safety issues performing anesthesia for MR patients
Ø MR Hardware correlation to magnetic field strength
Ø MR safety correlation to field strength
Ø Parameter differences between vendors and magnet type
Ø Understanding of factors affecting image quality and contrast
A. Demonstrate understanding of cross-sectional anatomy.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of equipment required for anesthesia cases.
C. Demonstrates understanding of safety issues involving anesthesia
for conscious sedation MR imaging.
D. Demonstrates understanding of protocol parameter choices for varied anatomy.
E. Demonstrate knowledge of advanced image formation principles.
F. Demonstrate knowledge of MR hardware differences for varied field strengths and vendors.
G. Demonstrate knowledge of factors affecting image quality and contrast