Course Offerings

MRI 200 - Professional Prospectus

This course serves to orient the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) student to the profession of medical imaging. Students will explore the integration of MRI within the encompassing healthcare system with emphasis on the inter-relating roles of the various health care professionals. The evolution of MRI as a professional will be investigated with students classifying various organizations and agencies that drive the development and continuing education of MRI technologist\'s role and responsibility. Discussion will surround such topics as educational requirements, program accreditation, professional credentialing, and continuing education. The course concludes with exploration and discussion surrounding potential legal and ethical implications associated with providing healthcare services. Effective and appropriate communication methods and processes as a means to provide exceptional patient care and reduce risk are emphasized. With the MRI -focused content, and updated professional requirements offered, technologists registered in other imaging modalities should find value in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 201 - Computer Applications in Medical Imaging

Computer applications in the radiologic sciences related to image capture, display, storage and distribution. Specific to MR, the content imparts an understanding of the components, principles and operation of digital imaging systems, image data management and data manipulation (postprocessing). Additional content provides basic concepts of patient information management including medical records concerns and privacy and regulatory issues.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 220 - MR Physics IMR Physics I

The first of a two-semester course will cover the basic principles of MRI, data acquisitions and tissue characteristics (proton spin, relaxation times, phasing and de-phasing) in image formation.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 222 - MR Physics II

This course will expose the student to more advanced techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Gradient Echo, Cardiac Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Diffusion, Perfusion and Spectroscopy will be introduced.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 230 - MR Procedures and Pathophysiology I

Provide an overview of imaging techniques related to the CNS (brain and spine), and MSK (musculoskeletal). Specific clinical applications, coils that are available and their use, considerations in the scan sequences, specific choices in the protocols, and positioning criteria are practiced. Anatomical structures and the plane that best demonstrates anatomy will be discussed as well as signal characteristics of normal and abnormal structures.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 232 - MR Procedures and Pathophysiology II

Provide an overview of imaging techniques related to the BODY (abdomen/pelvis), special imaging techniques (functional MRI, spectroscopy, DWI, heart), and breast. Special clinical applications, coils that are available and their use, considerations in the scan sequences, specific choices in the protocols, and positioning criteria are practiced. Anatomical structures and the plan that best demonstrates anatomy will be discussed as well as signal characteristics of normal and abnormal structures.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 240 - MRI Image Analysis

Case study analysis and student image portfolios will be utilized to evaluate for optimal diagnostic value. Critical assessment will include principles of quality image formation, identification of anatomy, identification of pathology, and parameter adjustments needed for differential diagnosis. Additional discussion will focus quality control procedures, PACS image display, image post processing, and image archiving.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 241 - Sectional Anatomy

Provide an overview of transverse, coronal, and sagittal sectional anatomy of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on a study of the head and brain, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. The shoulder, elbow, hip and knee are also examined. Correlations between cadaver cross-sections, CTs, MRIs and radiographs are explored.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 260 - Pre-clinical Preparation

This course prepares the MRI student for safe participation in clinical education within the MRI environment. Students will explore and discuss the importance of MRI safety and patient assessment. The ability to critically think will be emphasized as students investigate various patient-related considerations requiring adaptation to successfully execute the MRI procedure. Basic pharmacology as it relates to the MRI patient will be explored and discussed, as will infection control practices and procedures. Students will be introduced to MRI equipment, quality control, and MRI procedures. While most of the course is delivered online, students will practice and master various safety procedures in a face-to-face workshop setting.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 261 - MRI Clinical Practice I

This is the first in a series of three progressive clinical courses providing the students an opportunity to observe, practice and master procedures in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department of affiliating hospitals, clinics, or other MRI provider facilities. Students remain under the direct supervision of a technologist and/or physician while in the clinical education setting. Students will acquire knowledge and learn skills related to MRI safety, equipment, patient care, and basic imaging procedures and protocols, with emphasis on fostering the professional values, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to be successful in the healthcare environment. Students are expected to achieve a minimum of 6 competencies as listed by The American Registry of Radiologic (ARRT) following the Primary Pathway requirements. An online component will accompany the hands-on clinical practice aspect of the course to further advance learning within a learning community.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 262 - MRI Clinical Practice II

This is the second in a series of three progressive clinical courses allowing the student an opportunity to observe, practice, and master procedures in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department of affiliating hospitals, clinics, or other MRI provider facilities. Students remain under the direct supervision of a technologist and/or physician while in the clinical education setting. Students will advance the skills and knowledge they gathered in MRI 261 - Clinical Practice I while engaging in more complex procedures and protocols. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort while fostering growth in the professional values, attitudes, and behaviors necessary in the healthcare environment. Students completing this course are expected to achieve a minimum of 12 competencies as listed by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) following the Primary Pathway requirements. An online component will accompany the hands-on clinical practices aspect of the course to further advance learning within a learning community.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 263 - MRI Clinical Practice III

This is the final of three clinical courses allowing the student an opportunity to observe, practice, and master procedures in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) department of affiliating hospitals, clinics, or other MRI provider facilities while under the direct supervision of a technologist and/or physician. This course focuses on the completion of all remaining competencies required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) following the Primary Pathway requirements. Upon completion of all required competencies, efforts will be made to enrich the student\'s clinical education experience by arranging for participation in non-routine advanced procedures and protocols or in MRI clinically relevant special projects. These clinical assignments will be determined and arranged by the Educational Coordinator in collaboration with the Clinical Education Provider based on availability and clinical relevance. Emphasis will be placed on patient safety and comfort. Mastery of the professional values, attitudes, and behaviors necessary in the healthcare environment are expected. An online component will accompany the hands-on clinical practices aspect of the course to further advance learning within a learning community.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

MRI 295 - MRI Certification Exam Preparation

This course provides the student with instructional review and a self examination process as preparation for the certification exam in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 100 - Orientation to Health Care

Acquaints students with comprehensive health care of patients in radiology departments. Topics include patient communication, medical and surgical asepsis, body mechanics, vital signs, medical emergencies, drug administration, isolation techniques, and control of communicable diseases.
Course Fee: $30 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 110 - Radiographic Positioning I

This course introduces beginning positioning. Student simulate peer-positioning and operate radiographic machines, dispensing ionizing radiation to radiograph phantom anatomical body parts of upper and lower extremities, abdomen and chest. Didactic tests and Laboratory experiments are required.
Course Fee: $30 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 111 - Radiographic Exposure I

The study of basic radiographic imaging and techniques. Topics include creating the beam and image with emphasis in radiation concepts, radiation protection, electricity, operation of radiographic generator and X-ray equipment, X-ray tube, X-ray production, prime factors of radiography, density, contrast, beam restriction, and intensifying screen cassettes and grids.
Course Fee: $75 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 112 - Radiographic Positioning II

Prerequisite: RT 110 - Continuation of Radiologic Technology 110. Topics include positioning of routine, radiologic examinations of the shoulder girdle, bony thorax, pelvic girdle, vertebral column, and special views of the knees. Consideration is given to topographic anatomical landmarks, demonstration of positions, radiographing the injured patient, long bone measurements, and scoliosis series. Lab exercises include radiographic positioning of the phantom and peer simulation.
Course Fee: $30 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 113 - Radiographic Exposure II

This course is a continuation of the concepts learned in RT 111 - Radiographic Exposure-1, expanding on topics such as analyzing the image, comparing exposure systems and special imaging systems. Additional topics include, but are not limited to, principles of radiography such as detail and distortion, prime factors, digital radiography, radiographic film and processing, sensitometry, intensifying screens, quality control procedures, phototiming, and exposure conversion problems. The lab experience in this course aids the student in formulating technical factors for optimal imaging.
Course Fee: $30 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 130 - Clinical Practicum in Radiologic Technology I

Prerequisites: RT 100, RT 110, RT 111 -- Provides students with hospital clinical experience, permitting them to apply radiographic theory in all phases of radiologic technology. Specific objectives are listed in the Student Handbook. Formal and informal discussion groups meet weekly at each affiliating clinical facility. Sixteen (16) hours a week.
Course Fee: $25 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 131 - Clinical Practicum in Radiologic Technology II

Prerequisites: RT 112, RT 113, RT 130 -- Provides students with hospital clinical experience, permitting them to apply radiographic theory in all phases of radiologic technology. Specific objectives are listed in the Student Handbook. Formal and informal discussion groups held weekly at each affiliating clinical facility. Forty hours (40) a week for eight weeks during the summer.
Course Fee: $15 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 207 - Radiation Protection

Prerequisite: RT 131 This course acquaints students with the effects of ionizing radiation on human tissue; includes methods of detecting radiation, determination of dosages, physical interaction of radiation with matter, and an introduction to radio-isotopes. Radiation safety and protection are stressed throughout.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 210 - Radiographic Positioning III

Prerequisite: RT 131 -- Study of the Radiographic examination of the pediatric and adult skull. Includes positioning of human skull at any age with special projections using modified positioning techniques. Special emphasis is given to skull anatomy and radiographic techniques. Lab exercises include radiographic positioning of the phantom and also peer positioning.
Course Fee: $30 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 211 - Survey of Medical-Surgical Diseases

This course presents the most commonly seen pathologies that radiographers will be imaging within all organ systems of the human body. The student will learn how the disease processes work and be able to recognize the appearance on a diagnostic image. The student will also learn how to aid the physician by adjusting images or patient positioning to best demonstrate the disease process.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 212 - Radiographic Positioning IV

This course places primary emphasis on special procedures including venipuncture, urology studies, trauma, mobile, surgical, and pediatric radiography, angiographic studies, interventional procedures, computed tomography, and an emphasis on different types of contrast agents using specialized radiographic equipment.
Course Fee: $55 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 213 - Radiologic Technology Capstone

This course prepares students with essential leadership skills. It also familiarizes students with the organization, function, supervision, and financial arrangements of the Radiology Departments. This course also covers a review of imaging, anatomy, positioning, equipment operation, patient care, and radiation protection through the online Corectec simulated registry exams.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 215 - Physics of X-ray

Prerequisites: RT 207, RT 210, RT 211, RT 230. Co-requisites: RT 212, RT 213, RT 231 This course is a study of the physical principles underlying generation of diagnostic radiation. Topics include: electrical and physical concepts and their application to production and operation of x-ray circuits, transformers, rectifiers, and tubes. X-ray production and attenuation. Digital imaging acquistion. Four hours lecture/laboratory combination.
Course Fee: $30 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 230 - Clinical Practicum in Radiologic Technology III

Prerequisites: RT 131 -- Provides students with hospital clinical experience, permitting them to apply radiographic theory in all phases of radiologic technology. Formal and informal discussion groups held weekly at each affiliating clinical facility. Twenty-four (24) hours a week.
Course Fee: $25 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 231 - Clinical Practicum in Radiologic Technology IV

Prerequisites: RT 207, RT 210, RT 211, RT 230 Provides the student with hospital clinical experience; permits students to apply radiographic theory in all phases of radiologic technology. Specific objectives are listed in the Stuent Handbook. Formal and informal discussion groups are held weekly at each affiliating clinical facility. Twenty-four (24) hours a week.
Course Fee: $25 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 232 - Clinical Practicum in Radiologic Technology V

Prerequisites: RT 212, RT 213, RT 215, RT 231 - Provides students with hospital clinical experience, permitting them to apply radiographic theory in all phases of radiologic technology. Specific objectives are listed in the Student Handbook. Formal and informal discussion groups are held weekly at each affiliating clinical facility. Forty (40) hour week/10 weeks summer.
Course Fee: $25 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

RT 240 - Sectional Anatomy

Sectional Anatomy is designed to provide health care professionals and transfer students with a detailed understanding of anatomy in regards to the multiple planes of the body. This course will improve upon the knowledge of basic anatomy by visualizing it through multiple planes as well as all modalities of imaging. Detailed anatomy in multiple planes of the body will be presented, discussed, and viewed throughout this course. Hands-on class room demonstrations with phantoms and visual aids are incorporated in the course. The student must be able to differentiate changing colors and/or contrasts of diagnostic X-ray images. This course will not meet the requirements for the MiRIS (Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Sciences) Consortium sectional anatomy course.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)