Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Magnetic Resonance Imaging-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
SFTY-6008Patient Care & Safety in MRI4
Course content provides information on MR safety principles, including concepts that relate to MR equipment and the unique risks to anyone in the MR environment. The importance of taking a leader role in education self and others on the prevention of MR incidents is emphasized. Various decision making strategies based on developed guidelines for safe MR practices are introduced and implemented. A focus on cultural diversity and lifespan considerations when caring for and communications with patients / families / other members of the inter/Intraprofessional team is discussed. The professional and appropriate delivery of care before, during and after MRI procedures, magnet and patient-related emergencies within the MR environment and documentation is emphasized. Content also provides basic concepts of pharmacology, covering instruction and practice of venipuncture, and safe administration of contrast media and/or intravenous medications. In addition, content introduces quality assurance measures used in maintaining image quality.
PHYS-6001Physics of MRI5
This course focuses on the physical principles, equipment and instrumentation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The application of the advantages and limitations of various MR scanning parameters and protocols and the impact on image contrast will be emphasized. Knowledge of physics principles for image formation, reconstruction and manipulation will be presented. Advanced techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA/MRV), and Echo planar Imaging (EPI) will be studied.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
ANAT-6008Cross-Sectional Anatomy2
This course focuses on the study of human anatomy as seen in axial, sagittal, long and short axis as well as coronal planes for the neurologic, abdominal and pelvic, musculoskeletal and vascular systems. Application of anatomical knowledge will be applied to MR images and other clinical imaging modalities.
MRIP-6002Applied Science of MRI5
This course focuses on imaging methodology for carrying out an imaging procedure. This includes patient preparation and positioning, utility of anatomical landmarks, determining the limit and extent of coverage as it relates to the relevant clinical data anatomical structures / pathologies. Procedure planning and image optimization is discussed as it relates to coil implementation/ practices, scan planes, pulse sequence selection, parameters /options trade-offs. and specific absorption rates. Responsibilities regarding data accuracy (recognising and responding to artifacts) and completeness are emphasised.
This course will focus on how to recognize common pathologies, anomalies, and conditions seen in MRI imaging. We will focus on diseases of the Central Nervous System, Musculoskeletal, Neck/Thorax, respiratory, male and female reproductive tract and Abdominal Pathology and corresponding vasculature. We will apply knowledge of pathophysiology as it relates to the clinical procedures by evaluating images for normal results and variants. Learning will be enhanced by readings, in-class discussions and PowerPoint presentations.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MRIP-6003Clinical Practicum30
The purpose of this course is to allow the student to apply the theoretical knowledge obtained during the didactic portion of the program to the clinical environment. The student will spend this time at an affiliated clinical hospital under the supervision of a clinical co-coordinator or staff technologist.
MRIP-6001Consolidation & Review1
The purpose of this course is to review the material previously presented in the theory courses as well as the knowledge attained in the clinical practicum of the program to help prepare the student for the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) national MRI certification exam.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 13 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program