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MRI 201 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Instrumentation and Equipment Procedures

Credits: 4
4 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into MRI Program
Co-requisites: MRI 202  and MRI 203  

This is a course in medical magnetic imaging for certified technologists. Included are a history of magnetic imaging in radiology sciences, advanced principles of image reconstruction for human anatomy utilizing radiographic magnetic resonance techniques, essential elements of medical magnet computer systems, patient positioning for scanning protocols and data acquisition systematic procedures. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify early development of nuclear magnetic resonance.
  2. Survey the principles of spinning nucleus processing about the magnetic field.
  3. Manipulate formulas to calculate principles of frequency and geomagnetic ratios.
  4. Examine proton precession and imaging principles.
  5. Identify imaging applications such as but not limited to transmitter, receiver, frequency encoding, field of view (FOV), phase encoding, gradient moment, Nulling frequencies, spin echo, gradient echo and inversion recovery principles.
  6. Explain total echo time, T1 and T2 spins, relaxation time and spatial resolution of the MRI sequence and modifications for image production.
  7. Classify biological factors of contrast agents, chemical interactions, osmolality and viscosity and anaphylactic reactions that occur in MRI scanning departments.
  8. Identify the technical matrix necessary for operation of the MRI scanner.
  9. Scrutinize necessary MRI scanning sagittal planes, transverse planes, coronal planes and off-axis sectional anatomy images of the human anatomic body sections.
Listed Topics
  1. Magnetic resonance
  2. T1 and T2 principles
  3. Relaxation rates
  4. Atoms
  5. Frequency
  6. Spin echo
  7. Line orthogonal magnetic field
  8. Coils
  9. Contrast
  10. Transmitters
  11. Slices
  12. Magnetic field
  13. Magnetic pharmaceuticals
  14. Image interpretation
  15. Physics artifacts
  16. Electrical unit functions
  17. Matrix
  18. Human anatomic body sections
Reference Materials
Program faculty evaluate teaching resources and materials each year. Students will be provided with current state-of-the-art resources in class. Additionally, students will be instructed which required textbooks to purchase that contain current technical information.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 02/27/2020

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