2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MRI 201 - Computer Applications in Medical Imaging

3 CR
This course serves to provide the MRI student with a basic understanding of computer applications. Students will explore the components, principles, and operation of digital imaging systems, image data management, and data manipulation as it relates to the imaging department. Students will also explore the basic concepts of patient information management including medical record concerns, patient privacy, and regulatory issues.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the MRI Program required.
Requisites: Take MRI 200 , MRI 260 , and MRI 241  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify various terms related to computer fundamentals and components.
  2. Identify and discuss the types of computer systems used in medical imaging.
  3. Define and distinguish between analog-to-digital conversion and digital signal processor.
  4. Describe and discuss the use of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in medical imaging.
  5. Identify the major components of the MRI system and the subassemblies of each.
  6. Differentiate among the various input and output devices.
  7. Identify the components of an electronic medical record and the challenges of protecting patient information.