The goal of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Long) is to thoroughly prepare students for the tasks and responsibilities of an entry level Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologist. WCUI accomplishes this objective by combining instruction with laboratory hands on training. Each student also completes an externship at a hospital or imaging facility. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Long) at West Coast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by ARMRIT.
Upon completion of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Long), graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) – http://www.armrit.org/ National Certification examination. Please Note: This is not and will not make you eligible to take an ARRT Certification.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (Long)
Clock Hours: 1720 Quarter Credit Units: 79
Credential Awarded: Diploma
APPLIED GENERAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK REQUIREMENTS
Clock Hours: 300 Quarter Credit Units: 16
1 quarter of enrollment
Introduction to Imaging Science
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of working as a medical
professional. Students are introduced to all of the major systems of the human
body. This course introduces basic anatomy, physiology, some pathology, and
medical terminology. In addition, the student learns to perform EKG’s, patient
positioning, vital signs, and will become certified in CPR.
Module I – MRI Physics
In this module Quantum mechanics concepts of MRI are discussed and
demonstrated with animations and required software. Image quality, artifacts,
trade-offs, and parameter optimization is discussed in detail. Safety concerns and
bio-effects of magnetic field, RF field, and gradient fields will be discussed and
proper screening of patients will be emphasized. Pulse sequence selection and
protocol designing as part of physics will be reviewed and performed.
Module II – MRI Sectional Anatomy
This module comprises detailed discussions, demonstrations, and presentation of
different body systems from a cross sectional point of view. It will present images in
different contrasts and viewing options. This includes, but is not limited to, sagittal,
coronal, and transverse planes.
Clock Hours: 1000 Quarter Credit Units: 30
Successful completion of all didactic and laboratory coursework, including all protocol competencies.
In clinical settings, students will learn and perform a wide variety of MRI studies under the supervision of a registered MRI technologist. Upon successful completion of externship students will be able to perform and complete all general MRI exams without assistance. Patient care, critical thinking, front desk procedures, and soft skills are also incorporated into the clinical externship.
Graduates of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program will:
1. Demonstrate a commitment to the field of magnetic resonance imaging.
2. Demonstrate entry level clinical knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the care of patients
undergoing magnetic resonance imaging procedures.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and professionalism.
4. Be prepared to sit for registry exams.
5. Develop skills for lifelong learning.