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Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

PHMR110 – Physics of MRI

This course provides an introduction to magnetic resonance imaging hardware, software, and general applications. Requisite knowledge in MRI physics, system components, pulse sequence, image formation and the relationship between MR parameters and tissue weightings are presented.

Please note that all course descriptions and textbook lists are based on course outlines from the most current academic year. Students enrolled in these courses should refer to either the course outline provided by the instructor or the Michener Intranet for the most up to date version.

PCMR121 – Patient Care, Safety, and Professionalism (taken concurrently with PAMR120)

This course focuses on aspects of patient care, safety and professionalism as they relate to the magnetic resonance imaging environment. Students will also learn about bioeffects of MRI, contrast preparation, contrast injection, IV maintenance, drug reactions, aseptic techniques, emergency procedures, and ethical practices related to the profession. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of PHMR110.

PAMR120 – Pathology and Intro to Anatomy (taken concurrently with PCMR121)

This course investigates the pathology and anomalies related to the anatomy of the human body. The PAMR course is divided into anatomical regions of study: central nervous system (CNS), thorax, abdomen, male pelvis, female pelvis, musculoskeletal system. The student will identify and describe the location and pathologies of specific anatomical structures. Students will also be introduced to cross sectional anatomy using a variety of cross sectional and multiplanary MRI images. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of PHMR110.

APMR130 – Cross-Sectional Anatomy & Physiology (taken concurrently with MRMR241)

This course investigates the cross sectional and relational anatomy of the human body. The APMR130 course is divided into anatomical regions of study: head, central nervous system (CNS), neck, spine, thorax, abdomen, male pelvis, female pelvis, upper extremities and lower extremities. The student will identify and describe the location and physiology of specific anatomical structures, organs, vessels & muscles using a variety of cross sectional and multiplanary MRI images. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of PHMR110, PCMR121, and PAMR120.

MRMR241 – Methodology I A (taken concurrently with APMR130)

This course focuses on imaging procedures including protocols, image quality and parameter manipulation, as well as pathologies demonstrated. Students will learn the theory of RF coil and pulse sequence selection, as well as optimization of sequences for various patient and pathologic circumstances. In addition, students will examine the theories of and explain the uses of advanced imaging techniques in various body systems. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of PHMR110, PCMR121, and PAMR120.

MRMR242 – Methodology I B

This course focuses on imaging procedures including protocols, image quality and parameter manipulation, as well as pathologies demonstrated. Students will learn the theory of RF coil and pulse sequence selection, as well as optimization of sequences for various patient and pathologic circumstances. In addition, students will examine the theories of and explain the uses of advanced imaging techniques in various body systems. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of PHMR110, PCMR121, PAMR120, APMR130, and MRMR241.

One laboratory session at an MRI site will be scheduled. For those students living within 100 km of Michener, attendance is required at the Toronto laboratory sessions. For those students living at a distance greater than 100 km of Michener, arrangements may be made to perform these lab sessions at an affiliated MR site nearer to the student.

CLMR251 – Clinical Practicum

This course is designed to offer the student the opportunity to apply the acquired didactic knowledge learned during the theoretical portion of the MRI program. The student will successfully demonstrate and perform a variety of MRI procedures. The first week of this 15 week clinical course will take place at Michener; the remaining fourteen (14) weeks will take place at an affiliated clinical site.

Clinical sites will be assigned several months prior to the clinical semester.  Students will have the opportunity to state their four top choices of clinical placements from sites presented at that time but may end up placed at any of the affiliated sites. The presented sites will only be sites able to accommodate students for that particular clinical semester, so will not necessarily include all affiliated sites listed on our website. If a student wishes to attend a clinical site not currently affiliated with Michener, they are encouraged to request this upon entering the program so that every effort can be made to accommodate this request. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of PHMR110, PCMR121, PAMR120, APMR130, MRMR241, and MRMR242.