Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5626
First Term: 2016 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18
CIP Code: 51.0911

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 29-2035.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging program offers graduate Radiologic Technologists, Radiation Therapists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Diagnostic Medical Sonographers the opportunity to complete both didactic coursework and clinical skills experience necessary to prepare to meet eligibility for the professional certification in this field. The program focuses on specific skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in this field.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ DMI/DMS/ICE220 Sectional Anatomy 3
+ ICE233 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 1
+ ICE229 Magnetic Resonance (MR) Multi-Planar Sectional Anatomy 2
+ ICE264 MRI Physics, Instrumentation and Safety 3
+ ICE268 MRI Advanced Imaging Practicum 2
+ ICE269 Magnetic Resonance Procedure Protocols 3
+ ICE272 Magnetic Resonance Pathology 3
+ ICE292 MRI Board Exam Review Preparation 1

Credits: 18

Program Competencies
1. Interpolate anatomic relationships of structures using medial, lateral, superior and inferior directional terms. (DMI/DMS/ICE220, ICE229, ICE268, ICE292)
2. Identify specified anatomical regions of the human body as seen in transverse, sagittal and coronal planes on magnetic resonance images. (DMI/DMS/ICE220, ICE229, ICE268, ICE292)
3. Describe the history of magnetic resonance imaging and how it compares to/compliments radiography. (ICE233, ICE292)
4. Describe fundamentals of image production. (ICE233, ICE292)
5. Identify and explain the potential physical and biological hazards associated with magnetic resonance imagining. (ICE264, ICE268, ICE292)
6. Explain the physical properties and interactions that occur with magnetic resonance imaging. (ICE264, ICE292)
7. Specify the ideal physical location and electromagnetic and magnetic shielding consideration in the design and construction of a magnetic resonance imaging facility. (ICE264, ICE268, ICE292)
8. Identify and explain specific factors that influence the quality of magnetic resonance images. (ICE264, ICE268, ICE292)
9. Describe considerations in designing an imaging protocol and state the application of protocols in specific situations. (ICE269, ICE292)
10. Describe advantages and disadvantages of axial, sagittal, coronal and oblique images (i.e. what structures are best demonstrated). (ICE269, ICE268, ICE292)
11. Explain pathologies that commonly require magnetic resonance investigation. (ICE272, ICE268, ICE292)
12. Display understanding of the signal characteristics displayed by abnormal tissues during various pulse sequences and imaging modes in demonstrating pathological processes. (ICE272, ICE268, ICE292)
13. Describe basic pathological processes demonstrated by magnetic resonance. (ICE272, ICE268, ICE292)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 23, 2016

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