MR of the musculoskeletal system
Ankle and foot
Wrist and hand
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
MR/MRA of the abdomen and pelvis
Pelvis, male and female
MR/MRA of the thorax
Developmental anomalies, congenital malformations
Procedural_Considerations_for_Contrast_Studies'>Procedural Considerations for Contrast Studies Equipment and materials needed
Procedural Considerations for Special Studies
Patient Education Communication
Methods for overcoming barriers
Common MR safety issues and concerns
MR Parameters, Imaging Options, and Quality Assurance
This course provides the student with knowledge of the parameters and imaging options used to create MR images. In addition, the content introduces quality assurance measures used in maintaining image quality.
This course is necessary to educate the student on how to create high-quality diagnostic images that will be reviewed by the interpreting physician. A thorough knowledge base in the application of parameters, imaging options and quality assurance allows technologists to obtain the highest quality images possible, ensuring accurate diagnosis of the patient’s condition.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the imaging parameters that determine image contrast.
Describe the imaging parameters that determine spatial resolution on MR images.
Describe the imaging parameters involved in MR image formation.
Apply MR imaging parameters in the clinical setting.
Describe many typical imaging options used to optimize image quality.
Understand parameters and imaging options to obtain diagnostic MR images with minimal image artifacts.
Maintain high-quality MR images via routine quality assurance practices
Content MR Imaging Parameter and Sequence Selections Pulse sequence selections
This course familiarizes the student with the common pathologies found in magnetic resonance imaging and the appearance of these pathologies in various imaging protocols. The course content is inclusive of all commonly-imaged body systems and areas.
The technologist should recognize the need for additional sequences and changes in protocols based upon recognizing pathological changes. In addition, a technologist must be aware of indications that show a contrast agent is required. The knowledge of disease processes and their signal characteristics on various imaging sequences is essential to ensure the best practices in patient care and quality imaging.
Some course work may take place simultaneously.
Introduction to MR imaging.
MR physics and instrumentation.
Upon completing the course, the student will be able to:
State pathologies that commonly require an MR study.
Display understanding of the signal characteristics displayed by abnormal tissues during various pulse sequences and imaging modes in illustrating pathological processes.
Recognize changes in anatomical sizes and shapes of structures that can indicate pathology.
Describe basic pathological processes demonstrated by MR.
Identify the nature and courses of the pathologies listed in the course outline.
Describe the effect of contrast agents on visualizing pathology.
Content Central Nervous System Brain
Pineal gland tumors
Infections and inflammatory disorders
HIV and associated infections
Venous sinus occlusion
Congenital and hereditary disorders