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MRI 601 - MRI Safety

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Must be Certified Technologists in good standing recognized by the ARRT (www.arrt.org)
This course is an overview of MRI Safety and screening of patients and personnel to comply with standards to protect individuals from potential and harmful magnetic field gradients.  Equipment and implant precautions, assessing and monitoring patients, before, during and after contrast agents is introduced by medical application techniques.  Life-threating situations are examined along with scanning methods related to patient care categories.  This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Completion of this course complies with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) structural education requirements and awards 16 Category A CEUs.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe MRI safety techniques and apply screening methods as required by the medical services industry.
  2. Analyze patient care conditions while understanding MRI precautions and monitoring methods before, during and after scanning procedures.
  3. Discuss various safety personnel practices within an MRI suite.
Listed Topics
  1. Patient care and safety
  2. Ancillary personnel
  3. Preparations
  4. Imaging center
  5. Metal fragments
  6. Magnetic field
  7. Screening questionnaire
  8. Mechanical devices
  9. Clearances by the FDA
  10. Magnetic field systems
Reference Materials
Current MRI safety books and research articles, etc. CCAC Blackboard account virtual course access.
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
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/14/2021
Last Reviewed: 5/14/2022

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