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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

CLASS HOURS: 2 HRS THURSDAYS AT 5 PM 
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Condensed eight  weeks of full MRI clinical instruction 
Technologist in the clinical environment for a professional career in MRI.
The clinical education will consist of one 
Education class weekly using all necessary resources focusing on
practical applications of MRI imaging. Working in cohesion with ScanlabMR and using other website tools and sources The student will be able to learn virtually while also having one on one tutoring available and a weekly meetup for education. 
Emphasis is placed on the foundations, concepts, and procedures
of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Classes will be held on the video conference app ZOOM and will be managed via LMS and group-me app communication

This a Performance Master Program and you must be enrolled to access courses click here to find out more https://www.pmcareerinstitute.org/


CLINICAL EDUCATION COURSE: To prepare a student for the art of magnetic resonance imaging procedures we must giving focus on the following:
 

Section 1

 Brain Imaging
 Spine Imaging
 Musculoskeletal Imaging
 Body Imaging
 MRA Imaging

 Section 2

 Patient Care/Screen../Monitor.
 Patient Equipment Safety
 Image Basics
 Image Formation
 Pulse Sequences


Pulse Sequences Flowchart
 Image Contrast Weightings


Contrast Weightings Flowchart
 MR Contrast Agents

Other Learning Indicators or Objectives

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  1. Obtain a complete and accurate history of previous surgeries, allergies, conditions, general complaints, and complaints/symptoms pertinent to the requested MR study by either questioning the patient and/ or reading the chart as provided by the patient. Prior to scanning, screen all patients for metallic implants, devices, and foreign and/or loose metallic objects, according to the procedure established by the clinical site, prior to scanning.

  2.  Follow facilities procedure for securing the patient's clothes and valuables prior to scanning.

  3. Explain the imaging procedure to the patient as well as answer, as clearly as possible, any questions the patient might have that pertain to the imaging procedure.

  4.  Properly prepare and place ECG electrodes on the patient if required by the procedure protocol.

  5.  Notify the technologist or physician in charge of any and all potential dangers caused by a patient’s condition or history

PATIENT POSITIONING:

  1. Prior to the patient entering the imaging room, prepare the imaging suite and table for each type of study by selecting and positioning imaging devices and aides such as coils, coil holders, sponges, etc.

  2. Assist the patient on and off the imaging table.

  3. Position patients, coils, and other devices (as applicable) for each of

  4. the following exams and others as performed during the clinical hours: routine head, IAC’s orbits, all types of spine exams, abdomen, extremities, pelvis shoulder, chest/heart studies. Satisfactory positioning is to be determined by the staff technologist performing the study or the clinical instructor.

  5.  Demonstrate working knowledge of various anatomic landmarks such as EAM, xiphoid, pelvis rest, symphysis pubis, sternal notch, etc. as it pertains to the specific study being performed.

  6.  Demonstrate the complete functioning of the imaging table as applicable to the clinical system.

  7. Demonstrate functional knowledge of table operation in an emergency situation (as applicable to the clinical system).

  8.  Explain to the clinical instructor the facility’s procedure for the removal of a patient in an emergency situation.

 

IMAGING PROCEDURE:

  1.  Explain and/or perform the routine “booting” sequence for the specific clinical site.

  2. Perform the routine Q.A. procedures as dictated by the clinical site’s protocols.

  3.  Enter all patient data to initiate a scan.

  4.  Follow established imaging protocols as well as demonstrate a working knowledge of those protocols and their desired results.

  5.  Enter pulse parameters outlined in “non-routine” studies in a timely manner.

  6.  Demonstrate proper use of patient monitoring/triggering devices/methods and explain their applications.

  7.  Perform frequency tuning prior to the study by both automatic and manual methods as applicable to the clinical system.

  8.  Communicate with the patient during the scan by properly utilizing whatever method or system is used.

  9. Recognize when the patient is distressed through careful observation/communication throughout the imaging procedure.

  10. Critique the series obtained as to the expected quality and appearance of the images. Recognize factors contributing to image quality and

  11. explain their interaction, as it relates to image quality

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