RAIT 316 Clinical Practicum in Magnetic Resonance Imaging • 12 Cr.


Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advanced certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Includes 40 hours per week for 11 weeks in an MRI department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear medicine concentrations as well as the requirements of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging certificate of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Either RAIT 316 or IMAGE 271 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisites: Admission to Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 301 with a B (3.0) or better (recommended within the previous 24 months), RAIT 315 within the past 12 months with a B (3.0) or better, AND permission of instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

At the completion of the course, the student will have proven competence in a minimum of 50% of the required procedures. Competence in a required procedure includes evaluation of a student's ability to: 
  • Apply principles of magnet safety
  • Prepare supplies according to procedures. 
  • Monitor equipment following procedure and protocols. 
  • Evaluate and interpret requisitions, and develop appropriate protocol to respond to physician's order. 
  • Prepare the patient for procedure, both physically and mentally. 
  • Administer medications as directed. 
  • Perform patient assessment and monitoring before, during and after the procedure. 
  • Examine the elements of and accomplish follow-up patient care. 
  • Process and evaluate images, and develop recommendations for procedure adjustment based on image quality. 
  • Identify anatomy based on image interpretation. 
  • Set pulse sequence based on specific conditions. 
  • Identify and label images created according to accepted practices. 
  • Analyze ethical issues relating to MRI procedures and demonstrate ethical behavior and attitude in the clinical setting. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and co-workers. 
  • Assess the indications and contradictions for given MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) procedures based on specific case studies.
  • Offered