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Course Series: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Course Series: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Course Series: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The Radiologic Technology Program at RSCC offers Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) courses for registered radiologic technologists. These courses are intended for technologists who want to update and improve their job skills, want help preparing for the ARRT MRI Registry Exam, or just want to learn more about MRI. Didactic courses are offered in Fall and Spring. Technologists who do not have access to MRI clinical experience may also sign up for clinical courses. Classes for Roane State’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging courses are held in the evening at the Oak Ridge Branch campus.

Didactic Courses

MRI 111 Physics and Instrumentation (3 credit hours, fall semester)  
This course covers the basic principles of physics and instrumentation in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Topics include magnetization, magnet hardware, gradient and radio-frequency coil technology, image formation techniques, image characteristics, pulse sequences, sequence parameters, and image artifacts. The course also covers the concepts of safety and bio-effects.

MRI 115 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Patient Applications (3 credit hours, spring semester)
This course covers the basic principles of patient management and imaging protocols for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Topics include patient care, cross-sectional anatomy, imaging procedures, post-processing techniques, special procedures, and quality control.

Clinical Courses**

MRI 113 Clinical Education I (3 credit hours, fall semester)
Students perform a variety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures under supervision of a registered technologist at assigned facilities. Students must complete a minimum of 60 exams following specific procedural requirements to qualify for the ARRT Magnetic Resonance certification examination.

MRI 117 Clinical Education II (3 credit hours, spring semester)
Students perform a variety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures under supervision of a registered technologist at assigned facilities. Students must complete a minimum of 60 exams following specific procedural requirements to qualify for the ARRT Magnetic Resonance certification examination.

** Clinical Education courses are intended for Technologists who do not have access to MRI experience through their employers. Technologists taking these courses will be assigned to an RSCC approved site for the semester for their clinical rotation (24 hours per week). No more than 10 MRI students will be admitted to each Clinical Education course. Clinical sites will be chosen in consultation with RSCC Radiologic Technology faculty. RSCC will make a reasonable effort to assign MRI students to their preferred RSCC approved sites, but this is not always possible.

Admission Requirements

Note: These courses are not part of a TBR-approved degree or Certificate program and therefore, are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Contact: 

Julie A Hall • (865) 481-2015 • hallja3@roanestate.edu

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