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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Curriculum Description

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

A45800
NC CIP: 51.0920
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
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
Select one:
Basic Anat & Physiology 4 2 0 5
  OR        
Anatomy and Physiology I (3) (3) (0) (4)
  AND        
Anatomy and Physiology II (3) (3) (0) (4)
   
    11 6 6 16

Spring Semester
IMG 111 Fundamentals of Imag II 2 0 6 4
IMG 130 Imaging Ethics & Law 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Conceptual Physics (3) (0) (0) (3)
  AND        
Conceptual Physics Lab (0) (2) (0) (1)
  OR        
Applied Physics I (3) (2) (0) (4)
  OR        
Health Sciences Physics 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    14 2 6 17

Summer Term
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
   
    4 0 12 11

Fall Semester
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
   
    6 0 21 13

Spring Semester
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
   
    7 0 24 15

Total Credit Hours: 72

Legend

  • : 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)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215 or PHI 240 or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor to other possible electives.

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.