MRI Program Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions


3 semester hours

Advanced Clinical Practice Skills

This course focuses on the current healthcare delivery environment including patient assessment, monitoring, infection control, and management. It includes working with multicultural patients, managing problem patients, and patient education. Additional topics include an overview of considerations when working in an increasingly digital imaging environment. Note: Students are required to perform specific clinical skills in this course. It is strongly recommended that students have minimal contact with patients, patient charts, and an EKG machine (12 lead preferred).


3 semester hours

Sectional Anatomy

This course is a study of human anatomy as viewed in sectional planes. Students will compare planar anatomy to sectional anatomy and recognize anatomical structures as seen in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Studies will include the cranium, brain, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, and extremities.


3 semester hours

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This course explores the fundamentals of magnetic resonance imaging including instrumentation, system components, physics, parameters, screening and safety, and future developments.  Credit may be awarded to individuals who are registered in magnetic resonance imaging by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.


3 semester hours

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications

This course examines imaging protocols, procedures, and sequence parameters used in the clinical application of magnetic resonance imaging.  Additional topics include three-dimensional anatomy and pathology.

This course meets the 16 hours of structured education required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).


Advanced Modalities Special Topics

New course: Begins Summer 2022