WSCC 2022-2023 Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2024  
WSCC 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), AAAS

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MRI is offered in collaboration with other Michigan community colleges through the Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) collaborative. Courses in semesters 1 & 2 are taken at WSCC. Courses indicated as MCO Courses in semesters 3 - 6 contain both didactic coursework, which is completed online, and clinical coursework, which is completed at a partner healthcare facilty local to the student. Students must complete a secondary application process to begin the MCO Course sequence.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, procedures play an important role in diagnosing diseases and injuries. An MRI uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the inside of the human body. When a patient lies inside the MRI machine, which is like a large tube, radio waves produce faint signals that create sectional images that are ultimately used by physicians to diagnose medical problems.

MRI technologists are highly trained and possess the expertise for eompetent practice. They are mostly employed by hospitals bu increasingly, jobs are becoming available in physician offices and imaging centers. The main duties of te MRI technologist include explaining the procedure to the patient, preparing the patient and positioning them correctly, operating the equipment, and recording the images for the physician to interpret. The patient might be in pain or distress, or they might feel claustrophobic. The MRI technologist will provide support while talking patients through the procedure and letting them know what to expect.

Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Program of Study

Semester 1: WSCC Courses

Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 18 Contact Hrs

Total: 16 Credit Hrs | 17 Contact Hrs

Semester 3: MCO Courses

  • MRI 200 - Professional Prospectus 1 credit hr
  • MRI 260 - Pre-Clinical Preparation 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 241 - Applied Sectional Anatomy 3 credit hrs

Total: 7 Credit Hrs | 7 Contact Hrs

Semester 4: MCO Courses

  • MRI 220 - MRI Physics I 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 230 - MR Procedures and Pathophysiology I 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 201 - Computer Applications in Medical Imaging 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 261 - Clinical Practice I 3 credit hrs

Total: 12 Credit Hrs | 12 Contact Hrs

Semester 5: MCO Courses

  • MRI 222 - MRI Physics II 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 232 - MR Procedures and Pathophysiology II 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 240 - MR Image Analysis 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 262 - Clinical Practice II 3 credit hrs

Total: 12 Credit Hrs | 12 Contact Hrs

Semester 6: MCO Courses

  • MRI 263 - Clinical Practice III 3 credit hrs
  • MRI 295 - MRI Registry Review 3 credit hrs

Total: 6 Credit Hrs | 6 Contact Hrs

Degree Total: 69 Credit Hrs | 72 Contact Hrs

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