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MRTY5138: Magnetic Resonance C

This Unit of Study explores Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) techniques used in the body, with a focus on cardiac, breast, liver, foetus, enterography, prostate, female pelvis, whole body DWI and MRA etc. Imaging protocols and techniques including the technical aspects of the varioussequence types will be explored with a view to gaining an understanding of how to deal with the challenges of voluntary and involuntary patient motion as well as physiological motion in body imaging. An overview of emerging technologies including MR/PET and lung imaging is provided., 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 patient presentations.

Code MRTY5138
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 an understanding of appropriate imaging sequence types used in a range of body MRI examinations such as liver, enterography, female pelvis, prostate, rectum, breast, cardiac, foetal, whole body, lung and brachial plexus
  • LO2. evaluate the utility of different sequences and techniques used in these body regions and apply this knowledge for appropriate sequence selection
  • LO3. demonstrate a knowledge of the anatomy, common pathologies and clinical indications relating to the body regions listed in learning outcome 1
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of motion correction, gating and triggering, and apply these techniques in the appropriate circumstances
  • LO5. discuss clinical techniques for imaging the body areas listed in Outcome 1, including patient preparation and appropriate sequence selection
  • LO6. justify the use of contrast agents in cardiac, breast, liver and prostate protocols
  • LO7. demonstrate an understanding of the uses of different magnetic resonance angiography techniques in the body
  • LO8. identify the scenarios in which whole body imaging may be required and justify the importance of the use of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in body imaging
  • LO9. demonstrate an understanding of emerging imaging techniques and their applications in body imaging.

Unit outlines

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