2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
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2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 109 - Introduction to MRI Physics

3 CR
This course is designed to prepare students interested in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program. The course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of physics. Topics will include mechanics, thermodynamics, atomic structure, electric and magnetic fields, and radiation. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals necessary to understand the methods of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Additional Information: Current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Sonography (registration through ARDMS is also accepted), or Nuclear Medicine (registration through NMTCB is also accepted). Registered Technologists see MRI Program Director for approval to enroll.
Requisites: Select one course from MATH 125 , MATH 130 , MATH 132 , MATH 140 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 , or MATH 242  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. At the appropriate level, students will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics for a proper understanding of physics.
  2. Students will be able to apply Newtonian mechanics to a variety of physical systems.
  3. Students will be able to apply knowledge of thermodynamics.
  4. Students will be able to apply knowledge of electricity and magnetism.
  5. Students will be able to describe the atomic structure.
  6. Students will be able to describe how electron transitions relate to electromagnetic radiation.