Diagnostic Imaging: MRI
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the healthcare provider with the different types of MRIs, the basic functions, the use of contrast, the applications, the contraindications, and patient preparation.

Course Publication Date: March 06, 2019

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:MRI022019
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the difference between CT and MRI images.
  • Explain the meaning part of the term “magnetic resonance imaging.”
  • Explain the differences among low-field, medium-field, and high-field MRI.
  • Describe 4 types of MRI equipment.
  • List and describe 3 types of magnets used to create electromagnetic fields for MRI.
  • Explain the purpose of gradient magnets and coils.
  • Explain the purpose and types of contrast used for MRI.
  • Describe at least 3 uses for MRI of the brain.
  • Describe functional MRI (fMRI).
  • Explain how MRI is used for radiosurgery.
  • Describe magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).
  • Describe magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).
  • Explain at least 3 uses of MRI for musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Discuss the use of MRI for detection of breast cancer.
  • Describe at least 5 contraindications for MRI.
  • Discuss steps to preparing a patient for MRI.


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