Radiography Program

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MR Curriculum

MRP 110 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3/0/0
Hybrid  Offered Fall 1st 7 weeks.
Content provides a foundation in ethics and law related to the practice of medical imaging. Basic understanding of the operation of MRI devices will be explained.  Content is designed to introduce concepts related to the disease process.  Content will provide the basic concepts of patient care, including physical and psychological needs of the patient and family. Routine and emergency care procedures are described. Basic concepts of pharmacology and venipuncture of contrast media are provided. 

MRP 120 Sectional Anatomy  3/0/0
Hybrid Offered Fall 2nd 7 weeks.
This course begins with a review of gross anatomy.  Gross anatomical structures are located and identified in axial, sagittal, coronal and orthogonal planes.  Illustrations of anatomical images will be compared with CT and MR images in the same imaging planes. The characteristic appearance of each anatomical structure as it appears on CT, MR and US will be stressed.

MRP 130 MRI Procedures  3/0/0
Hybrid Offered Spring 1st 7 weeks. 
Content provides detailed coverage of procedure for MRI imaging of adults and pediatric patients.  Procedures include, but not limited to, indications for the procedure, patient education, preparation, orientation and positioning, patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout images, scan parameters and archiving of images.  MRI procedures will be taught for differentiation of specific structures, patient symptomology and pathology. MRI images studies will be reviewed for quality, and anatomy and pathology. 

MRP 140 MRI Physics and Equipment 3/0/0
Hybrid Offered Spring 2nd 7 weeks.
Content is designed to impart understanding of the physical principles and instrumentation involved in computed tomography.  The historical development and evolution of computed tomography is reviewed.  Physics topics include x-radiation used in forming the image, beam attenuation, linear attenuation coefficients, tissue characterizes and Hounsfield numbers.  Data acquisition and manipulation techniques, image reconstruction algorithms will be explained. MRI systems and operations will be explored with full coverage of radiographic tube configuration, collimator design and function, detector types, characteristic and function and the MRI computer and array processor. MRI image processing and display will be examined.

MRP 150 MRI Clinical Education 3/0/120
Offered Fall – TBA
Clinical education consists of 135 hours in an affiliate hospital or imaging center.  It is designed to enable the student to achieve the competencies necessary to meet the ARRT eligibility requirements. Course can either be taken in the Fall or Spring.  

MRP 151 MRI Clinical Education 3/0/120
Offered Spring – TBA
Clinical education consists of 135 hours in an affiliate hospital or imaging center.  It is designed to enable the student to achieve the competencies necessary to meet the ARRT eligibility requirements. Course can be taken in the Spring.  

MRP 152 MRI Clinical Education 3/0/108
Offered Summer – TBA
Optional: Clinical education consists of 108 hours in an affiliate hospital or imaging center.  It is designed to enable the student to achieve the competencies necessary to meet the ARRT eligibility requirements. Course can be taken in the Summer.  

Rowan College at Burlington County reserves the right to change course schedule information, including instructor names, at any time as may be warranted by economic considerations, insufficient enrollments, and/or circumstances requiring such administrative action.