Jul 20, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RDTK 1950 - MRI Procedures I (3CR)


(3L) This content provides the student with imaging techniques related to the head, neck, spine, chest, thorax and abdominopelvic regions. The content covers specific clinical 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. This 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 studies 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. Review of appropriate patient care, contrast agents, and safety considerations while working in a magnetic field will be emphasized for each procedure. Pathologies associated with the areas discussed in this course will be reviewed.

Prerequisites: Admission to MRI program, RDTK 2200 .



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