MRI-132 - MRI Imaging Procedures 22 credits
This course provides knowledge of MRI procedures of the neck, spine, musculoskeletal system, and special procedures. Topics include anatomy, pathology, scanning procedures, scanning protocol, contrast administration, and contraindications for MRI. Post-processing techniques are also addressed. Content provides detailed coverage of procedures for MRI imaging of adults and pediatric patients. Procedures include, but are not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters and archiving of the images. MRI procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. MRI images studied will be reviewed for quality, anatomy and pathology. MRI procedures vary from facility to facility and normally are dependent on the preferences of the radiologists.