2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ICE 200 - Magnetic Resonance Certification

Description: Foundations of magnetic resonance (MR) scanning principles with respect to patient safety, instrumentation, protocols, scanning parameters, cross-sectional anatomy and pathology.

Corequisite: ICE 210  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Magnetic Resonance (MR) fundamentals
  2. Equipment and instrumentation
  3. Radiofrequency and gradients
  4. Image production parameters
  5. Contrast media
  6. Pulse sequences
  7. Safety essentials
  8. Image quality
  9. Procedures
  10. Pathology

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe how the MR signal is produced and detected and how the image is acquired. (1)
  2. Define magnetism and magnetic properties. (1)
  3. Identify the major hardware components in MR imaging. (2)
  4. Explain the functionality of the radiofrequency, gradients systems and role of coils in image acquisition. (3)
  5. Explain intrinsic and extrinsic parameters that affect image quality. (4)
  6. Discuss proper screening, patient preparation, use, and adverse effects of MR contrast agents. (5, 7)
  7. List parameters related to tissue characteristics that affect image quality and apply proper pulse sequences in MR imaging. (6)
  8. Describe how imaging parameters determine contrast and resolution on MR images. (8)
  9. Define the tools used and the postprocessing techniques needed for image enhancement. (8)
  10. Explain proper patient positioning for common exams, protocols and imaging parameters to obtain diagnostic MR images with minimal artifact. (9)
  11. Identify specific organs or structures on a cross-sectional acquired or reformatted MR image. (9)
  12. Review MR images for quality, accuracy and completeness. (9)
  13. Explain the appearance of normal tissue and pathologic processes on MR images. (10)