|1. Description - |
|Designed as a practicum in a magnetic resonance department. Practical experience is implemented to expose the post-graduate radiologic technology student to the principles of MRI with emphasis on mastery of the knowledge, insight, and skills required to perform MRI procedures.|
|Prerequisites: Current ARRT and CRT Certification as a Radiologic Technology.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- demonstrate knowledge in magnet safety for the patient, personnel, and self.
- exhibit knowledge and understanding in the proper use of the MRI equipment.
- adhere to standards of attendance, punctuality and dependability.
- conduct themselves in a professional manner.
- apply theory to practice by exhibiting ongoing, satisfactory job performance skills.
- select proper scanning techniques and patient positioning as outlined by the department protocols.
- demonstrate knowledge and application of various patient care techniques.
- differentiate between normal and abnormal sectional anatomy as it relates to MR imaging.
- critique and evaluate MR images for good diagnostic quality.
- prepare a case study presentation based on literature search and clinical experience.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|Clinical Setting: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment. |
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Safety Issues in MRI (Lab)
- Patient Safety and Comfort
- Environmental Safety
- Magnet Safety
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Equipment (Lab)
- Principles of Operation
- System Components
- Punctuality and Dependability (Lab)
- Clinic time reporting
- Communicating whereabouts appropriately
- Professional Conduct (Lab)
- Taking initiative
- Communicating effectively
- Conducting oneself in a professional manner
- Job Performance (Lab)
- Scanning according to protocol
- Planning and organizing work efficiently
- Being alert and interested in examinations
- Reading and understanding requisition
- Communicating effectively
- Completing exam in a reasonable amount of time
- Scanning Techniques (Lab)
- Patient Positioning
- Pulse Sequences
- Coil Selection
- Documentation of Procedure
- Patient Care (Lab)
- Requisition/Medical Record Evaluation
- Room Preparation
- Patient Assessment
- Patient History/Allergies
- Universal Precautions
- Patient Discharge/Post-procedure Instructions
- Sectional Anatomy (Lab)
- Head and Neck
- Image Display/Quality (Lab)
- Image Display
- Artifact Identification
- Case Study Presentation (Lab)
- Topic Selection
- Presentation Development
- Oral Presentation
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Presentation Project: Case Study.
- Clinical Performance Evaluation.
- Modality Quiz.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Westbrook, Catherine and Roth, Carolyn. MRI in Practice. 3rd Edition, Blackwell Publishing. 2005. ISBN: 9781405127875 |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Radiologic Technology |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Discussion, Demonstration, Clinical Practice. |
|10. Lab Content - |
- Radiologic Technology (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) clinical practice.
- Imaging procedures
- Data acquisition
- Data processing
- Physical principles of image formation
- Patient care in a clinical setting
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Reading Assignments as required by the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department. Development of a case study presentation. |
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Radiologic Technology. |