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Degree Plans - Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Magnetic Resonance Imaging AAS (Archived)

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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

ECC-Deactivated June 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MRI.6/10

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is a two-year program that prepares students to function as a MRI Technologist. The first year of the program consists of general education and health occupations core courses. The second year of the program provides intensive didactic and clinical training in the medical specialty of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

The MRI technologist performs examinations using magnetism and radio frequency to visualize internal organs such as the heart, abdominal organs and brain. It may also be used to visualize bony structures such as the spine, skull, and extremities. Graduates will be eligible to take the MRI Registry Exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking OR 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication (3)
12-13

SEMESTER I (Fall)

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
HPRS 1204 Basic Health Profession Skills 2
PHYS 1401 Introductory General Physics 4
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16

SEMESTER II (Spring)

HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HPRS 2210 Basic Health Profession Skills II 2
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2
PHYS 1402 Introductory General Physics 4
14

SEMESTER III (Summer 1)

RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 3
MRIT 1270 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety 2
5

SEMESTER IV (Summer II)

MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
3

SEMESTER V (Fall)

MRIT 2334 Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology 3
MRIT 2560 Clinical-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 5
8

SEMESTER VI (Spring)

MRIT 2374 Advanced Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 2561 Clinical-Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiographer 5
8
Minimum Hours Required 66-67

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from any three-credit hour course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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