Introduction to MRI Physics

PHYS 109
3 CR

This course is designed to prepare students interested in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program. The course is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the principles of physics. Topics will include mechanics, thermodynamics, atomic structure, electric and magnetic fields, and radiation. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals necessary to understand methods of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Prerequisites: a "C" in MATH 119 or higher, or current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Sonography (registration through ARDMS is also accepted) or Nuclear Medicine (registration through NMTCB is also accepted). Registered Technologists see MRI Program Director for approval to enroll