Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications

Course Details

Course Number: 4773  Section Number: X20

Spring 2012

Location: Online

Classroom Number: Internet

Days & Times:


Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Beth Leigh Veale PhD   
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Course Objectives


  1. To introduce students to the physical principles, pulse sequences, contrast media, special imaging techniques, and quality control procedures of MRI.
  2. To give students a comprehensive understanding of clinical applications of MRI.
  3. To prepare students for the clincal experience requirement areas of the ARRT MRI certification examination.

Course Expectations



This course offers ten units of instruction, each followed by a unit examination. Unit One, Unit Two, Unit Three exams are open book. The remaining Unit exams are in the form of clinical observation and quality control system evaluation. The term paper may be completed any time during the semester, but must be finished and submitted by April 23, 2010, 5:00 pm CST. Any questions or problems that may arise should be addressed to the instructor. Please do not wait to enter course unit exam answers on-line until the last minute---graded exams will serve as a guide for subsequent units. Every attempt will be made by the instructor to grade work within 72 hours, but you should allow up to a week. If work remains ungraded longer than a week, contact the instructor immediately.

Note:  You must submit observations for each unit as one complete submission.  For example, if two observations are required for a unit, then you must submit both in the same email.  Do not send them separately.

There is no final examination in this course.


The student must:

1. Have access to MRI imaging equipment (Access to equipment is the responsibility of the student.
2. Be able to observe the required examinations
3. Meet all deadlines
4. Write a term paper. Specific guidelines concerning the paper is in the content area of this course.

Grading Standards



Your course grade will be based on the following:


Unit Exams




Term paper


The deadline must be met for the Term Paper or points will be deducted in the following way: 1 point from the final grade for every hour the paper is late up until midnight of the due day, and 5 points off the final grade for every day it is late after that.

The following grading scale is used for this course:


90 and above








59 and below



Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

There is no formal attendance policy; however, students are expected to complete assignments on time and are responsible for posted deadlines.  This requires spending time on the internet course site.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.