Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

MRI 232 - MR Procedures and Pathophysiology 2

3 CR
This is the final procedures and pathophysiology course in a series of two that will provide the student with considerations related to routine imaging techniques related to the abdomen, pelvis, and special imaging techniques. Students will explore the signal characteristics of normal anatomy and compare it to common pathologies. Emphasis will be placed on tissue characteristics, protocol options, and positioning considerations.

Additional Information: Formal admission to the MRI Program required.
Requisites: Take MRI 220 , MRI 230 , MRI 201 , and MRI 261  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the MRI room and patient preparation for the abdomen, pelvis, and special imaging techniques.
  2. Describe patient positioning for abdomen, pelvis, and special imaging exams.
  3. Identify when intravenous contrast is indicated for the abdomen, pelvis, and special imaging exams.
  4. Describe the normal MR characteristics of various tissue structures within the abdomen and pelvis.
  5. Describe sequences used to optimize the visualization of pathologies.