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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) curriculum prepares students to become MRI technologists and skilled health care professionals that are educated to use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body.
Course work includes Imaging fundamentals, MRI physics, procedures, anatomy, pathology, patient care, and Imaging ethics and law, in a medical environment. Students should be able to demonstrate all functional areas related to the magnetic resonance imaging field.
Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration as MRI technologists. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, government agencies and research.
The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
Associate in Applied Science
NC CIP: 51.0920
POS Approved: Fall 2012
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ Co-op||Credit|
|CIS 111||Basic PC Literacy||1||2||0||2|
|ENG 111||Expository Writing||3||0||0||3|
|IMG 110||Fundamentals of Imag I||2||0||6||4|
|IMG 120||Patient Care Medical Imag||1||2||0||2|
|Basic Anat & Physiology||4||2||0||5|
|Anatomy and Physiology I||(3)||(3)||(0)||(4)|
|Anatomy and Physiology II||(3)||(3)||(0)||(4)|
|IMG 111||Fundamentals of Imag II||2||0||6||4|
|IMG 130||Imaging Ethics & Law||3||0||0||3|
|Prof Research & Reporting||(3)||(0)||(0)||(3)|
|Conceptual Physics Lab||(0)||(2)||(0)||(1)|
|Applied Physics I||(3)||(2)||(0)||(4)|
|Health Sciences Physics||3||2||0||4|
|MRI 213||MRI Patient Care & Safety||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 216||MRI Instrumentation||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 250||MRI Clinical Ed I||0||0||12||4|
|___ ___||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||**||**||0||3|
|MRI 214||MRI Procedures I||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 217||MRI Physics I||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 241||MRI Anatomy & Path I||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 260||MRI Clinical Ed II||0||0||21||7|
|MRI 215||MRI Procedures II||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 218||MRI Physics II||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 242||MRI Anatomy & Path II||2||0||0||2|
|MRI 270||MRI Clinical Ed III||0||0||24||8|
|MRI 271||MRI Capstone||1||0||0||1|
Total Credit Hours: 72
- : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
- : Local Requirement
- : Instructional Service Agreement
- : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on www.forsythtech.edu.
**Hours will vary depending on selection.