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Online MRI Full Course
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Tuition Fee:  
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Online MRI Full Course
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Program Dates:
September 6, 2014 to December 20, 2014
Payment Installment:
In-Full Payment $3400 (Due by: Sept 4th, 2014)
1st Payment $1200 (Due by: Sept 4th, 2014)
2nd Payment $550 (Due by: Sep 20th, 2014)
3rd Payment $550 (Due by: Oct 18th, 2014)
4th Payment $550 (Due by: Nov 15th, 2014)
5th Payment $550 (Due by: Dec 6th, 2014)
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 Description

Online Full Course Registration

It includes:
  1. Synchronous Virtual Online didactic classes. Students have access to live classes held on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm EST. These classes are recorded and available to students for later access.
  2. All didactic classes are individually pre-recorded (Video, PowerPoint Presentation with Voice Recorded from the Instructors)
  3. 100 hours of Clinical Practice (Selection of two full weeks of Hands-on Practice)
  4. Documentation of Clinical Competencies.
  5. Complementary Weekly Online Chats & recordings of classes.
  6. Supplemental educational materials (handouts, CDs, presentations, MR Physics programs)
Books are required for the entire course and are the responsibility of the student.  Students are to purchase their books before the start of the program from: Amazon.com, University of Miami Book Store, etc.

Books required are:
1)     MRI in Practice (Fourth Edition)
        Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Kaut Roth, John Talbot
        Wiley-Blackwell Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4443-3743-3
         It includes Companion Website (animations, and practice questions)

2)     Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professional (Second or Third Edition)
        Lorrie L. Kelley, Connie M. Petersen
        Mosby Elsevier

Students are also required to purchase(included in 1st payment schedule):
1)    Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurance for Clinical Practice (This must be through MRI Education Group at a cost of $175.00)
2)    One Uniform to attend Clinical Practice for $25.00

Course Dates:     September 6th, 2014 to December 20th, 2014


Full Description: 

 

Students login remotely to LIVE classes held on Saturdays from 9 am to 4pm EST. Students are able to interact either by text chat, or live speaking with instructors or others students. PowerPoint presentations are readily seen by this virtual system. A full Integrated e-learning system is included for the students to have access around the clock to educational materials.
Students have full access to pre-recorded lectures systematically organized, following every step of MRI from Physics to Sectional Anatomy & Pathology. These recordings include PowerPoint Presentations with narrated explanations.
Weekly Webinars/live interactions with Faculty give students ample opportunity to review learned materials.
  • Online Quizzes and tests & Grading book
Web accessed quizzes, and testing of learnt material is available to students in order to measure their learning progress.
There is no substitute for Hands-On practice in MRI. Students will have direct supervision and guaranteed hands-on learning, utilizing State of the Art GE and Siemens 1.5T scanners. Daily patient load is from 20-35 patients.

Program Outline & Content Specifications:

MRI Principles:
  Introduction to the basic concepts of  MRI physics and fundamentals, as well as application of these principles in the clinical setting will be discussed. A brief history will be included in this course.
Course Outline:  Introductory Concepts, Nuclear Magnetism, Longitudinal and Transverse Magnetization, Resonance, Longitudinal and Transverse Relaxation, Image Weighting, MR Instrumentation, RF Coils, Technical Adjustments, Image Acquisition and Reconstruction, Pulse Sequences, Imaging Parameters, Patient Preparation, Patient Dependant Artifacts, System Dependant Artifacts, Environmental Safety, Patient Safety and Comfort.
Course will be held ONLINE. 5 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 21 CE category A credits.

MRI Procedures:  The goal on this course is to introduce the student to the procedures for imaging various anatomical structures utilizing MRI. Emphasis on Neuro, Spine, Body, Musculoskeletal and Vascular Imaging protocols. Normal anatomy will be discussed as well.
Course Outline:  Introduction Neuro, Brain, Cranial Nerves, Pituitary Gland, Introduction Spine, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Introduction MSK, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Introduction Body, Upper Abdomen.
Course will be held ONLINE. Duration: 3 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits

MRI Pathology:  This course will be a presentation of the most common pathologies to be found during MRI scanning. The normal anatomy will be compared to the abnormal findings as well. Special imaging techniques will be discussed to demonstrate the pathology. Students will be expected to present cases in class for discussion.
Course Outline:  Introduction Neuro, Brain, Cranial Nerves, Pituitary Gland, Introduction Spine, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, Introduction MSK, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Introduction Body, Upper Abdomen.
Course will be held ONLINE. Duration: 3 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

MRI Advanced Imaging Procedures:  This course is geared to introduce the most advanced imaging procedures and technical developments in MRI today. Emphasis with Neuro, Body, Musculoskeletal and Contrast Enhancement studies.
Course Outline:  MR Angiography, Advanced Neuro: Diffusion Weighted Imaging, Perfusion Weighted Imaging, Functional Imaging, MR Spectroscopy, Advanced Body Imaging: Contrast Enhanced MR Angiography, Oral & IV contrast Agents.
Course will be held ONLINE, Duration: 2 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 6 CE category A credits.

MRI Clinical Practice:  Clinical Supervision is conducted by Dan Lobo and Bill Leon, only available at:
1) South Florida Diagnostic Imaging of Kendall 11801 SW 90 Street Suite 102 Miami, Fl. 33186 (Phone: 305/270-6001)
2) Dadeland MRI & CT 7867 N. Kendall Drive Suite 120 Miami, Fl. 33156 (Phone: 305/279-2674)
3) Health Imaging Services 313 West Bass Street Kissimmee, Fl 34741 (Phone: 407/847-9674)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the clinical application of all didactic courses. It is scheduled at the convenience of the student with days, evenings and weekend hours available for a total of 100 hours of Clinical Practice. It will permit the student to develop the necessary skills to produce quality MRI images. Focus on equipment manipulation, MRI procedures, patient care and MRI protocols will be emphasized. All eligible students must demonstrate clinical experience requirements with documentation to establish eligibility for the ARRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination.
Course Duration: 2 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 48 CE category A credits

MR Registry Review:  This is an intensive two days Registry Review and preparation. It follows the format of the ARRT Examination, with emphasis on Review, questions and answers. Mock Registry Examination will be given and graded.
Course Outline:  Physical Principles of Image Formation, Data Acquisition and Processing, Patient Care and MRI Safety and Imaging Procedures
Course will be held ONLINE. Duration: 4 weeks.  HRS/AHRA/ARRT 12 CE category A credits

MRI Online Chats/Lectures: This is a weekly one hour LIVE ONLINE interaction with Faculty and fellow students to review educational materials. Mondays 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
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