2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Magnetic Resonance Certificate

IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure  

The Magnetic Resonance (MR) Certificate program is comprised of two courses designed as facilitated and self-directed learning for radiologic professionals who are established and presently employed in the field. The program, which can be completed in one semester, offers both didactic coursework and clinical skills experiences necessary to prepare the student to challenge the ARRT Advanced Registry in Magnetic Resonance certificate exam.

Note: For an application packet and detailed program information, visit www.yc.edu/radiology.

Credit Hours Required: 6

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit YC Admission.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Magnetic Resonance Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe how the MR signal is produced and detected and how the image is acquired.
  2. Define and describe magnetism and magnetic properties.
  3. Identify the major hardware components in MR imaging.
  4. Explain the functionality of the radio-frequency, gradients systems and role of coils in image acquisition.
  5. Explain intrinsic and extrinsic parameters that affect image quality.
  6. Discuss proper screening, patient preparation, use, and adverse effects of MR contrasts agents.
  7. List parameters related to tissue characteristics that affect image quality and apply proper pulse sequences in MR imaging.
  8. Describe how imaging parameters determine contrast and resolution on MR images.
  9. Define the tools used and the post-processing techniques needed for image enhancement.
  10. Perform MR exams as outlined in the competency requirements for Post-Primary Certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Magnetic Resonance (MR).
  11. Identify specific organs or structures on a cross-sectional acquired or reformatted MR image.
  12. Explain the appearance of normal tissue and pathologic processes on MR images.
  13. Review MR images for quality, accuracy and completeness.