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MRI 203 - Patient Care and Magnetic Safety

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into MRI Program
Co-requisites: MRI 201  and MRI 202  

This is a course in magnetic radiographic patient care and imaging safety for certified technologists. Included are the principles of magnetic imaging for the patient, imaging technologist and medical team. Production and control of the magnetic field for scanning procedures and equipment techniques are studied. 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 potential risks from the magnetic field delivered by an MRI scanner to the patient.
  2. Identify patient safety guidelines as required prior to a MRI scanning procedure.
  3. Identify special instructions necessary for patients that undergo MRI scanning examinations.
  4. Determine patient care and comfort techniques utilized before, during and post MRI scanning procedures.
  5. Evaluate the role cultural diversity plays in the communication process and communicate effectively with patients from different cultures.
  6. Interpret moral. Ethical and legal issues relevant to the field of health care.
  7. Assess “standard of care” and “scope of practice” as they relate to Radiology and MRI scanning.
  8. Identify the process of informed consent.
  9. Scrutinize necessary patient care precautions necessary to produce MRI scanning images utilizing sagittal planes, transverse planes, coronal planes and off-axis sectional anatomy images of the human anatomic body sections.
Listed Topics
  1. Potential risks from MRI scanning procedures
  2. Patient safety guidelines
  3. Patient monitoring requirements
  4. Career opportunities for MRI technologists
  5. ARRT Code of Ethics
  6. Informed consent
  7. Isolation procedures
  8. Contrast injections and patient care procedures
  9. Medications
  10. Life threatening situations
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.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 02/22/2013

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