CCOG for MRI 272 Summer 2024

Course Number:
MRI 272
Course Title:
MRI Clinical II
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Course Description

Provides intermediate 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, MR imaging procedures, MR safety, medicolegal and ethical protocol, record keeping and patient care. Requires clinical competencies, objectives, performance assessments and attendance. The student will learn the necessary skills that are required to function in the clinical area as a MR Technologist, and will develop and exhibit proper professional work ethic. Department permission required. Prerequisites: MRI 271 or MRI 121.

Intended Outcomes for the course

A. Participate as a team member in the workflow of the MR Department.
B. Demonstrate fundamental skills in performing routine and intermediate MR exams, patient care and MR safety.

Course Activities and Design

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

Outcome Assessment Strategies

A. Complete MR examinations (clinical competencies and repetitions).
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:
Ø Cross sectional anatomy correlation to anatomy and pathology
Ø Anesthesia for MR patients
Ø Magnetic Field Strength correlation to protocol selections
Ø Advanced Image Formation Principles
Ø MR Hardware correlation to magnetic field strength
Ø MR Exam Competencies and Repetitions
Ø Evaluate image quality and completeness of exam
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.
G. Complete exam competencies and repetitions
H. Demonstrate knowledge of QA components