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MRTY5053: Magnetic Resonance B

This Unit of Study explores the application of both standard Magnetic Resonance imaging(MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) sequences, protocols, and techniques used in CNS imaging for a range of clinical applications, e.g., stroke, tumour, epilepsy, inflammation, and neurodegenerative conditions. The application of more advanced techniques used in CNS imaging, including perfusion, diffusion, fMRI, and proton spectroscopy, is explored with particular reference to the differences in image acquisition techniques. Learning is supported by relevant website and video resources together with peer­reviewed clinical and research publications to demonstrate the appropriate application of different MR sequences and modifications required for a range of CNS patient presentations

Code MRTY5053
Academic unit Clinical Imaging
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
This is an advanced practice unit that includes considerations relating to students' clinical experience and current practice. Students enrolling in this unit are expected to be working in MRI at least two days per week. Students will need to apply for Department Permission and provide CV detailing their modality experience, and supporting letter from their employer indicating their experience.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a sound technical understanding of basic sequence types and imaging protocols utilised in routine CNS imaging and apply this knowledge to author MRI protocol documentation
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of CNS anatomy and common pathologies and identify relevant sequences and protocols for diagnosis
  • LO3. demonstrate a sound technical understanding of advanced MR imaging techniques and identify the appropriate techniques to best answer the clinical question
  • LO4. evaluate the differences between paediatric and adult CNS presentations and pathologies and identify the appropriate protocol alterations required
  • LO5. demonstrate an understanding of non-proton and other emergent MRI techniques and their applications in CNS imaging

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.