The aim of this module is to develop the ability in students to adopt a critical approach to the delivery of MR services. In particular, cardiac imaging will form a focus for this evaluation. Students will also be expected to provide accurate reports on orbit x-ray images for the presence of interocular foreign bodies.
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
- analyse and synthesise the relevant physical principles relative to the optimisation of specialised scanning protocols
- demonstrate self awareness in the approach in the delivery of an MR service
- appraise the optimum MR techniques for a range of cardiac referrals, being able to fully appreciate the associated anatomy and disease processes
- have a detailed understanding of the anatomy of the orbit
- effectively manage patients who present with potential orbital foreign bodies including the accurate reporting of X-ray images of the orbit
Indicative Core Bibliography
- Extensive use of journals will be expected, e.g. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Concepts in Magnetic Resonance, NMR in Biomedicine.
- Catnazano T (2009) How to think like a radiologist: ordering imaging studies. Cambridge University Press.
- Didier D (2003) Dynamic cardiovascular MRI: principles and practical examples, Thieme.
- Grey M & Ailinani J (2003) CT & MR Pathology : a pocket atlas Mcgraw-Hill.
- Grossman Z (2006) Cost Effective Diagnostic Imaging, 4th Edn Elsevier Mosby.
- Haga (2009) CT and MRI of the Whole Body, Vols 1 & 2, Mosby
- Hashemi R(2003) MRI:The Basics Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins
- Helms C, Major N et al (2008)) Musculoskeletal MRI, 2nd Edition. Saunders
- Hutchison S, Strohm O ( 2011) Principles of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Saunders.
- Mankad K et al (2011) MRI of the whole body Hodder.
- McRobbie, D et al (2007) MRI from picture to proton, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press,
- Mitchell D (2003) MRI Principles, W.B.Saunders, 2nd Edition.
- Ribes R & Vilanova J (2010) Learning Musculoskeletal Imaging, Springer
- Roach S, Lochhaas T (2005) Pharmacology for Health Professionals, Lippincott- Williams and Wilkins.
- Runge & Morelli (2011) Essentials of clinical MR, Thieme.
- Tortora G, Derrickson B (2011) Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 13th Edition, Wiley.
- Weishaupt, D; Marincek, B; Kochli, V (2003) How does MRI work? An introduction to the physics and function of magnetic resonance imaging, Springer
- Westbrook,C (2005) MRI in Practice, 3rd Edition, Blackwell.
- Westbrook C ( 2008) Handbook of MRI Technique, 3rd Edn, Wiley-Blackwell.
- Zlatkin M (2002) MRI of the Shoulder, Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins
Indicative module content
- Cardiac Anatomy - with an emphasis on MR images
- Specialised Pulse Sequences - K space strategies complex flow phenomena
- Specialised Angiographic Techniques and Applications - flow quantification, automated and specialised CE-MR
- Complex Artefacts
- Anatomy of the Orbit
- Evaluation of X-ray Images of the Orbit to Identify Foreign Bodies
- The Future Role of the Radiographer in MR in the Context of Emerging Developments
- The Users of MR Services - a medical practitioners perspective of the services provided
Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
Selection criteria for this module are drawn from the MSc/PgD Medical Imaging MRI programme and include a degree classification of 2.2 or above.
Applicants must also have experience of clinical practice which is relevant to their course of study in MRI; this is compulsory and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure this requirement is met.
Where students are employed in a placement which is new to the programme, the placement will be visited and audited by a member of the course team to ensure the student will have access to appropriate equipment and case-load.
Applications should be made online from the Apply Now button within the course information page.
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All students will need to purchase stationery, course books and personal equipment. Extra costs may also be applicable to cover field trips, membership fees etc.
This module is drawn from the MSc/PgD Medical Imaging MRI programme.