R T 62A: ADVANCED MODALITIES IN IMAGING
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Prerequisite:||R T 55B.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe image production and basic system components in the computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging process.
- Recognize sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis and extremities.
The student will be able to:
A. Describe the basic MRI system components and explain how MRI images are produced.
B. Critique and evaluate MRI images for good diagnostic quality.
C. Differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to MRI imaging.
D. Describe the basic CT system components and explain how CT images are produced.
E. Critique and evaluate CT images for good diagnostic quality.
F. Differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy as it relates to CT imaging.
G. Recognize normal sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, vertebral column, pelvis, and extremities.
H. Define and analyze radiographic terms related to specialized computed procedures.
A. Magnetic resonance imaging
2. Patient safety
3. System components
B. Magnetic resonance imaging image characteristics
1. MR physics
2. Scanning protocols
C. Related MRI anatomy and pathology
D. Computerized tomography
2. Principles of operation
3. System components
E. Computerized tomography image characteristics
1. Reconstruction and quality
2. Clinical procedures
F. Related CT anatomy and pathology
G. Sectional anatomy
1. Head and neck
H. Computer science
3. Digital fundamentals
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Kelly, Lorrie. Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals, 4th ed.. 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Weekly reading assignment from course syllabus and textbook, approximately 10-20 pages.