Course - Methodological Principles and Techniques in MRI - RAT3113
RAT3113 - Methodological Principles and Techniques in MRI
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
The course focuses on the practical application of MRI, using relevant techniques for imaging. It covers deeper aspects of MR physics, artifacts, contrast agents and choice of parameters. The MRI theory os related to anatomy and pathological changes, indications for MRI-exam and use of contrast agents, strategies for optimizing the image quality, patient care and handling, communication, and writing reports.
Candidates who have completed the course should have achieved: The student should:
- Have a broad knowledge of how anatomical structures and pathological changes are imaged with MRI
- Have a broad knowledge of safety, patient care, contrast mechanisms, indications and contraindications
- Have a broad knowledge of procedures for MRI examinations
- Have a broad knowledge of recording techniques, imaging parameters and artifacts
- Have knowledge of a variety of methods for assessing and measuring image quality in MR images
- Have knowledge of the principles and methods for a selection of methods for image processing and its importance for image quality and diagnostic use
- Be able to assess theoretically and practically how anatomy and pathology are presented with or without contrast agent in MRI examinations
- Be able to identify anatomical structures and common pathological changes
- Be able to explain the indications for various MRI examinations
- Can assess image quality with respect to contrast and artifacts and perform image optimization
- Be able to select, customize and renew procedures for MRI examinations
- Be able to explain and evaluate the effect of changes in different imaging parameters
- Be able to acquire knowledge and skills that ensure good ability to care for patients in an MRI department
- Be able to use theory for practical image diagnostic purposes, which contributes to increased efficiency and improved image quality
Learning methods and activities
Lectures on campus and group assignments. Lectures are being held over 2-4 days in the spring semester with practical assignment on MRI scanner, and students have 7 compulsory assignments. Course material will be available on the e-learning platform; scientific papers, links to web-pages, short movies (animations, lectures etc.), self-tests, student assignments, and discussion boards with students and lecturers.
Further on evaluation
Home exam, 48 hours. Grading: Passed / not passed Deferred exam can be conducted as an individual oral examination for the student with valid absence or the grade "not passed". Compulsory assignments must be approved before the student can take the exam.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Advanced programme in magnetic resonance part time (MTVMRDEL)
Medical Imaging Technologies (MMEDBT)
Required previous knowledge
Passed exam in the course Introduction to MRI (RAT3101 or RAT3111)
Information on course material will be given before the course starts.
Credits: 15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"