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RDTK 2920 - MRI Procedures II


(3L,3CR) This content provides the student with imaging techniques related to the musculoskeletal system, upper and lower extremities and vascular systems. The course will also present detailed content covering MRI pediatric procedures and specialized MR imaging exams to include: Magnetic resonance angiography, MR arthrography, and fMRI. The content covers specific application, coils that are available and their use, considerations in the scan sequences, specific choices in the protocols (e.g., slice thickness, phase direction and flow compensation), and positioning criteria. Anatomical structures and the plane that best demonstrates anatomy are discussed as well as signal characteristics of normal and abnormal structures. Content outlines the critical criteria relevant to acquiring high-quality images of various anatomical regions. Due to different considerations for the various regions in the body, imaging protocols vary. The student will study the variations in imaging parameters for specific body regions and the resultant effect on signal characteristics and the anatomy represented. Evaluation criteria for determining the quality of images provides MR technologists with a better understanding of what constitutes a high-quality image. In a competency-based educational system, this content is completed prior to competency examinations. Pathologies associated with the areas discussed in this course will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: RDTK 1950 .



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