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