Online Registry Prep - MRI Course Outline

1. MRI Physics I - Principles, Equipment & Safety

  • Introduces Magnetic Resonance Imaging theory and application, patient care, MR safety, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and the physical principles of image formation.
  • Imaging theory and application, patient care, MR safety, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and the physical principles of image formation.

2. MRI Cross-Sectional Anatomy I

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures of the head, soft tissue neck, spine and lower extremity in normal planes.
  • Enables students to differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomical structures.
  • Primary focus is MR appearance of anatomy but includes correlation with anatomical drawings and CT anatomy.

3. Head/Spine

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures in multiple planes.
  • Enables student to differentiate between normal anatomical structures and abnormalities.

3. Neck/Thorax

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures in multiple planes.
  • Enables student to differentiate between normal anatomical structures and abnormalities.

4. Upper Extremity

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures in multiple planes.
  • Enables student to differentiate between normal anatomical structures and abnormalities.

5. MRI Cross-Sectional Anatomy II

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures of the upper extremity, chest, abdomen and pelvis in normal planes.
  • Enables students to differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomical structures.
  • Primary focus is MR appearance of anatomy but includes correlation with anatomical drawings and CT anatomy

6. Abdomen/Pelvis  

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures in normal planes.
  • Enables student to differentiate between normal anatomical structures and abnormalities.

7. Lower Extremity

  • Introduces the normal appearance of anatomical structures in normal planes.
  • Enables student to differentiate between normal anatomical structures and abnormalities.

8. MRI Imaging Procedures and Diagnosis   

  • Correlates and compares the normal appearance of anatomy in all body sections with pathologic findings.
  • Discussion to include comparison of T1 vs. T2 imaging techniques as they correlate to imaging protocols and diagnosis.
  • The pathology section of the course is designed to give the student an in depth consideration of disease processes.
  • Special equipment, fat suppression and coil considerations will be discussed in all sections.
  • The role of contrast agents in diagnosis will be discussed in all sections.

9. Diagnostic Imaging for Pathology   

  • Compares the appearance of pathology using various imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, diagnostic radiography, and others.
  • Covers variables of imaging exam selection according to pathology.

10. MRI Registry

  • Provides a comprehensive review of patient care, imaging procedures, data acquisition and processing and physical principles of image
    formation for magnetic resonance imaging.