RAIT 415 Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Procedures • 3 Cr.


Designed for those currently employed as Magnetic Resonance technologists or those having completed a formal MR instrumentation course. Includes a brief review of MR physics, an in-depth analysis of fast imaging pulse sequences, advanced clinical application, advanced hardware, and a review of current research activity in continued application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear Medicine concentrations of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission to the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 315 with a C (2.0) or better, or permission of the Program Chair.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Present and evaluate advances in techniques that allow for fast scanning, EPI (Echo-Planar Imaging) diffusion, and other functional imaging. 
  • Describe time of flight and phase contrast, and assess enhancing techniques used in angiography. 
  • Analyze considerations for patient set-up of breast imaging including implants, biopsy, cancer staging. 
  • Discuss the proper operation and applications of automatic injectors
  • Assess specialized hardware components of leading edge MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) systems
  • Identify anatomy, list clinical indications, describe patient set-up (including lead placement and EKG -Electro Cardiogram- signal) and explain the reasons for sequences in cardiac imaging. 
  • Evaluate and discuss new clinical applications of MR (Magnetic Resonance).