Courses

All MRI certificate program students are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change. All credit earned may be applied to the BS Imaging Sciences Program.

Courses

ISC 285

ADVANCED PATIENT CARE

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This course is designed to assist the healthcare professional in becoming knowledgeable and proficient in advance patient care practices.  Topics covered in this course will include basic ECG interpretation, arrhythmias, and cardiac pharmacology.  In addition, students will learn basic and advanced airway management.  At the end of the course, the student will be eligible for certification with the American Heart Association in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    BLS certification, enrollment in NMC medical imaging program (radiography or sonography)

ISC 315

ADVANCED CROSS-SECTIONAL ANATOMY I

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Advanced Sectional Anatomy I will discuss anatomical structures of the upper and lower extremities, abdomen, and pelvis located in an array of multiple imaging planes and modalities.  Characteristic appearances of anatomical structures will be discussed as it applies to Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound.  Pathology and physiological aspects of major anatomical structures will be addressed and reviewed through identification exercises and assignments when applicable.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RAD/DMS 262, ARRT(R) candidacy or credential or Instructor Permission

ISC 320

Community-Based Care: Complex Concepts Across the Lifespan

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Advanced Sectional Anatomy II will discuss anatomical structures of the neck, head, spine, and thorax as identified and located in multiple imaging planes and modalities.  Characteristic appearances of anatomical structures will be discussed as it applies to Computed Tomography (CT), magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Ultrasound images.  Pathology and physiological aspects of major anatomical structures will be addressed and reviewed through identification exercises and assignments when applicable.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    RAD/DMS 262, ARRT(R) candidacy or credential or Instructor Permission

ISC 325

INTRODUCTION TO MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

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This course will cover basic principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).  Instrumentation, equipment, and MRI safety are topics that will be covered in detail within this course.  Instruction on Image Weighting and Contrast, Encoding and Image Formation, and MRI Parameters and Trade-offs will also be included within the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    ARRT(R) candidacy or credential

ISC 330

ADVANCED MRI

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This course is a continuation of ISC325 Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Students will engage in an in-depth lecture on pulse sequences that are specific to MRI.  MR Flow Phenomena as well as Vascular/Cardiac Imaging will be discussed.  Students will explore functional imaging techniques, and MRI contrast agents and artifacts.  Course content will include anatomy specific imaging, protocols, and pathology relevant to MRI.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    ISC 325

ISC 440

ADVANCED IMAGING SCIENCE CLINICAL PRACTICUM

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The format of this course is designed for the student to gain additional skills/experience in a professional/advanced imaging modality of interest.  For this particular externship, objectives are developed in accordance with the modality of choice.  Students who upon completion of this course meet graduation and eligibility requirements as set forth by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists for certification in an advanced imaging modality may apply for registry certification.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor