# Calculus 3

Vector calculus, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and applications. Students are required to have a graphing calculator. Specifications will be made by the instructor. Lab Fee

# Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

A study of elementary differential equations, including an introduction to LaPlace transforms and applications, and systems of linear equations, including eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Students are required to have a graphing calculator. Specifications will be made by the instructor. Lab Fee

# Professional Prospectus

This course serves to orientate the MRI student to the profession of medical imaging. Students will explore the integration of MRI within the encompassing health care system. The evolution of MRI as a profession will be investigated with students classifying various organizations and agencies that drive the development and continuing education of the MRI technologist’s role and responsibilities.

# Computer Applications in Medical Imaging

This course serves to provide the MRI student with a basic understanding of computer applications. Students will explore the components, principles, and operation of digital imaging systems, image data management, and data manipulation as it relates to the imaging department. Students will also explore the basic concepts of patient information management including medical record concerns, patient privacy, and regulatory issues.

# MR Physics 1

This is the first in a series of two courses that provide the MRI student with a basic foundation of MRI physics. Students will explore the properties of atoms and their interactions within the magnetic field. Emphasis will be placed on the basic principles of MRI, data acquisition, and tissues characteristics in image formation.

# MR Physics 2

This is the final physics course in a series of two. The course content is a continuation of Physics 1 concepts including pulse sequencing, applications, coil selection as it relates to scan selection, calculation of scan times, scan parameters and imaging factors. Emphasis will be placed on the topics of gradient echoes, cardiac imaging, magnetic resonance angiography, diffusion, perfusion, and spectroscopy.

# MR Procedures and Pathophysiology 1

This is the first in a series of two courses that will provide the student with considerations related to routine imaging techniques of the central nervous system (CNS) and musculoskeletal system (MSK). Students will explore the signal characteristics of normal anatomy and compare it to common pathologies. Emphasis will be placed on tissue characteristics, protocol options, and positioning considerations.

# MR Procedures and Pathophysiology 2

This is the final procedures and pathophysiology course in a series of two that will provide the student with considerations related to routine imaging techniques related to the abdomen and pelvis and special imaging techniques. Students will explore the signal characteristics of normal anatomy and compare it to common pathologies. Emphasis will be placed on tissue characteristics, protocol options, and positioning considerations.

# Image Analysis

This course provides the MRI student with the critical assessment skills necessary to recognize and identify pathology and artifacts. Students will explore the necessary parameter adjustments for differential diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on quality control procedures, image post-processing, and image archiving.

# Applied Sectional Anatomy

This course is a study of human anatomy as seen in multiple planes. Students will review the gross anatomy of the entire body and identify anatomic structures in the axial, sagittal, coronal, and orthogonal planes. Emphasis will be applied to the appearance characteristics of each structure as seen on illustrations and photographic images correlated with magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT).