Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5626
First Term: 2010 Summer I   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 12
CIP Code: 51.0911

Occupational Area: Health Science/Allied Health

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program, offered by the Medical Radiography and Nuclear Medicine programs, prepares eligible students, (eligible by their previous academic and clinical preparation) to sit for the national examination in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Required Courses
Credits: 12
Students entering into the program may take the program prerequisite concurrently with required courses with permission of department.
+ ICE229 Magnetic Resonance Imagery for Cross-Sectional Anatomy 2
+ ICE233 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 1
+ ICE264 MRI Physics, Instrumentation and Safety 3
+ ICE269 Magnetic Resonance Procedure Protocols 3
+ ICE272 Magnetic Resonance Pathology and Contrast 3
Credits: 12

Program Competencies
1. Interpolate anatomic relationships of structures using medical, lateral, superior and inferior directional terms. (ICE229)
2. Identify specified anatomical regions of the human body as seen in transverse, sagittal and coronal planes on Magnetic Resonance Images. (ICE229)
3. Describe the history of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and how it compares to/compliments radiography. (ICE233)
4. Describe fundamentals of image production. (ICE233)
5. Identify and explain the potential physical and biological hazards associated with Magnetic Resonance Imagining. (ICE264)
6. Explain the physical properties and interactions that occur with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (ICE264)
7. Specify the ideal physical location and electromagnetic and magnetic shielding consideration in the design and construction of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility. (ICE 264)
8. Identify and explain specific factors that influence the quality of magnetic resonance images. (ICE264)
9. Describe considerations in designing an imaging protocol and state the application of protocols in specific situations. (ICE269)
10. Describe advantages and disadvantages of axial, sagittal, coronal and oblique images (i.e. what structures are best demonstrated). (ICE269)
11. Explain pathologies that commonly require Magnetic Resonance (MR) investigation. (ICE272)
12. Display understanding of the signal characteristics displayed by abnormal tissues during various pulse sequences and imaging modes in demonstrating pathological processes. (ICE272)
13. Describe basic pathological processes demonstrated by Magnetic Resonance (MR). (ICE272)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: March 23, 2010

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