RAIT 416 Clinical Practicum II in MRI • V1-11 Cr.
Provides the opportunity to develop required competencies for advanced certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Includes 40 hours per week for 1 - 11 weeks in an MRI department. This course is intended to meet the degree requirements of the Technology and Nuclear Medicine concentrations of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program. Prerequisites: Admission into the Radiation & Imaging Sciences program, RAIT 316 AND permission of the instructor. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
After completing this class, students should be able to:Students 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 meet the outcomes listed below.
- 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 radiographic technique based on specific conditions.
- Identify and label images created according to accepted practices.
- Analyze ethical issues relating to radiographic 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