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Effective: Summer 2011

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: R T 52C.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Describe image production and basic system components in the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging process.
  • Recognize sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis and extremities.
Description -
Specialized radiographic procedures related to magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography. Computer applications related to image capture, display, storage, and distribution. Sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, vertebral column, and extremities. Intended for students in the Radiologic Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. describe the basic MRI system components and explain how MRI images are produced.
  2. critique and evaluate MRI images for good diagnostic quality.
  3. differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to MRI imaging.
  4. describe the basic CT system components and explain how CT images are produced.
  5. critique and evaluate CT images for good diagnostic quality.
  6. differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to CT imaging.
  7. recognize normal sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, vertebral column, pelvis, and extremities.
  8. define and analyze radiographic terms related to specialized computed procedures.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom with view boxes and multimedia equipment with Internet access.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Lec)
    1. History
    2. Patient Safety
    3. System Components
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Image Characteristics (Lec)
    1. MR Physics
    2. Scanning Protocols
  3. Related MRI Anatomy and Pathology (Lec)
  4. Computerized Tomography (Lec)
    1. History
    2. Principles of Operation
    3. System Components
  5. Computerized Tomography Image Characteristics (Lec)
    1. Reconstruction and Quality
    2. Clinical Procedures
  6. Related CT Anatomy and Pathology (Lec)
  7. Sectional Anatomy (Lec)
    1. Head & Neck
    2. Thorax
    3. Abdomen
    4. Pelvis
    5. Spine
    6. Extremities
  8. Computer Science (Lec)
    1. History
    2. Types
    3. Digital Fundamentals
    4. Terminology
    5. Components
    6. Operations
Methods of Evaluation -
Midterms, Final Examination.
Representative Text(s) -
Kelly, Lorrie. Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals. 2nd Edition. St. Louis Missouri: Mosby / Elsevier, 2007. ISBN 9780323020039

Disciplines -
Radiologic Technology.
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Group Activities.
Lab Content -
Not applicable.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignment from course syllabus and textbook.